Portraits using natural light with Chaviva
Chaviva joins me to play with some portraits using natural light.
Since I don’t know too many people here in Vancouver, I have been trying to get to quite a few different meetup groups to connect and meet new people.
I met Chaviva at a meetup for freelancers in Vancouver.
Chaviva is originally from the States, but was spending the summer in Vancouver and is now on an even more exciting adventure and moving to Ireland.
She has such an engaging personality and I really loved her style and curly hair.
We put some 90’s R&B music on and she had some fun dancing in her awesome flowy top.
This was the first indoor shoot I have done here since we moved. All my previous shoots, I took advantage of being close to Jericho Beach. Or the little cove at the end of our street and did lots of outdoors natural light.
Previously in Toronto, I had been shooting with strobes only as I was working out of a spare bedroom in our basement apartment.
And now, having downsized very significantly from a 3 bedroom house, to a 3 bedroom apartment.
And now to a 1 bedroom apartment, it means I have had to learn how the light works here and the best configuration for my set up.
What is actually interesting is that in some ways I feel like I have more space to move in terms of having space from the backdrop to the subject to me which I didn’t have in Toronto.
I am guessing as we head into late autumn and winter, I will need to pull out my strobes again to supplement the natural light.
Today is a rainy day, and I can definitely see that I would need them.
This shoot was done on a beautiful sunny day in the early afternoon, and even by this time I can see that the light is starting to drop a little bit more than I was expecting.