Just the other day I did a blog post about getting out of your photographic comfort zone. In that post I talked about how I am delving into portrait/model/studio shooting and shared an image of Carrie that I recently made. In today’s post I wanted to post about getting even further out of your comfort zone and the cool things that can happen when you do.
The above image is a shot of Victoria from the same model shoot this last weekend. I really enjoyed working with Victoria, she seemed quite comfortable being in front of the camera which is great when you are doing something you haven’t done much of behind the camera. As you know from my previous post, my doing the studio/model shoot was way outside of my regular photographic comfort zone, but you might now be asking what I did to get even further out into something I had never done before. In this case, it was breaking out the IR converted cameras.
I took both my “deep black and white” and my “super color” converted Nikon D200 bodies and while I had no idea what I would get, I didn’t let that stop me from giving it a try. The following image is a result of that. I am actually very happy with the results of shooting with the IR body and am still fascinated at how differently the images of the same model look. I encourage you to take a little time and really compare some of the details between these two images, I think you might be as fascinated as I am.