I did a test shoot last month with a new photographer and I finally received the images today. I will often do a test shoot for TFP (trade for print) with a new photographer so that we can “try each other out.” Sometimes it turns out fabulously and I’m thrilled, other times, I get the images back and (sigh) I’m just sad. There has even been the occasion where the photography was so bad that I couldn’t use a single image. Luckily, this time that was not the case.

Overall, a majority of these images turned out well. The photographer is just starting out, kind of getting his legs so to speak. The model is a sweet girl who dabbles in modeling for fun. She was really nice and easy to work with. She was also very petite…5 foot 2 to be exact which is tiny in the modeling world.

We met on the river in downtown Portland and I brought my new kit…in a shoulder bag. That would have been fine if we had done makeup in one location. What I didn’t realize is that we were going to walk along the majority of the river and back for our shoot. I think we were all worn from packing our/my stuff!

Here are some of the better pics:
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I did both makeup and hair which is a nice change. I’m not so confident in my ability to do hair so this was a good chance to practice and play. All I had with me was some clips and hairspray. Not bad if I do say so myself. 🙂

The photographer, Chris from Intelligent Designs, loves to play with angles. I really like some of his ideas but I didn’t care for a few of these pics. The concept was cool but I don’t think they ended up showing the best of the model or of the photographer.

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Overall, I’m pleased with this shoot and with my images. Anything that expands my portfolio and stretches me to be a better artist is what I’m going for.

~Terri
Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, West Coast, Portfolio

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