1Q) Can you please tell us the story behind this portrait? How you took it and why you choose to shoot this person?
This portrait was taken at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl in Mel's Diner. This shot was inspired by the 50s feel with a modern fashion twist.
2Q) What photography gear you used here and why? What is usually in your photo bag?
I used a Minolta Rebel for this shot with 1987 expired kodak 400 speed color film. That camera is always with me at all times. Additionally, I have a Canon Rebel xti with various lenses such as the prime 50 mm f/1.4
3Q) What do you love most about shooting portraits?
I love the youth that I produce within my portraits and the connection between the body language of the model or client to the camera within their environment.
4Q) Do you consider yourself mostly as a “portrait” photographer?
I am a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture.
5Q) Do you work with available light or do you use additional lightning often?
I use natural light about 95% of the time.
6Q) What/Who are your photography muses and influences?
Sally Mann is my main photography influence in addition to human nature and the freedom of youth.
7Q) Any tip for taking better portraits?
My advice would be to learn from experience because experiences create who you are as a person as well as a photographer.
Thank You, Allison!