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Model Portfolio – Ben de la Fuente

Model Portfolio A Model Portfolio is a great opportunity to work with new talent.

Shooting a model portfolio is an interesting challenge. You are usually with someone who is potentially very photogenic, but you have no idea how they will be once you get them in front of the camera. Over the years I have got much better at directing people than I used to be. I don’t think there is any substitute for doing a lot of something. It’s only through experience that you can become good at putting someone at their ease. I have learned different tricks that work with different people. If all else fails there is always persistence!

Model Portfolio

Working on location can be easier for new models

I am very fortunate that there are many beautiful locations close to me. Ben met me down on West Wittering beach. Working on location with new models is preferable as it is less imposing that working in the confined space of the studio. New models can often freeze when you use studio flash to photograph them. It is better to photograph them in natural light as shooting with flash can feel more constrictive, especially if the lights are close.

I usually shoot model portfolio at a leisurely pace, usually spending a couple of hours with the client. I find new models need a bit of time to relax. If I see things that are wrong I like to slowly guide someone into doing things differently, not criticise from the get go. Positivity is the only way you can help someone who is not used to being photographed. It is an exercise in building confidence and trust and working from there. The shoot should end on a high, not dwindle through lack of ideas or progress.

I really liked working with Ben and it was great to see him grow in confidence as the shoot went on.

Toby

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Model Portfolio

 

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Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photographer – Katie and Greg

Upwaltham Barns is a great setting for a summer wedding.

Katie and Greg’s wedding was one of my favourites of the summer, at one of my favourite venues. I am asked regularly to photograph weddings at Upwaltham Barns. It is one of the most popular local venues, and they always provide a fantastic service for all their couples. This wedding was no exception, the barns looked absolutely perfect and everything ran effortlessly smoothly. I am sure there was an awful lot of hard work going on behind the scenes though!

This was the same weekend as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so there were a few worries about the traffic but in the end everyone was able to get to the wedding in plenty of time.

The wedding was contemporary, with a fun informal vibe. There were lots of great personal touches throughout the wedding that really added to the day. Greg and Katie are a fun young couple who really embraced the day and had a great time.

We were lucky enough to have some beautiful weather, possibly the best weekend of what proved to be a rather wet summer. I decided to use the opportunity and shoot the couple’s photographs after the wedding breakfast when the light was nicer and Katie and Greg were more relaxed.

 

Wedding Details

Venue: Upwaltham Barns, Upwaltham,  Chichester, West Sussex GU28 0LX Tel: 01798 300 252

Time of Year: Mid Summer

Style: Contemporary

Package: Wedding Celebration Package , 8 Hour Coverage with USB.

Equipment Used: Canon FF DSLR’s with L prime lenses and zooms. Off-camera flash set up for first dance.

Upwaltham Barns

Toby

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George and Leah’s Wedding, Upwaltham Barns.

 

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George and Leah got married right in the middle of last summer’s heatwave at Upwaltham Barns, right in the heart of the beautiful South Downs. I know how hard it can be to shoot in very hot weather, so my camera bag was weighed down as much by water bottles as it was by lenses. I liberally applied sunblock as well, as it is very easy to get burnt to a crisp without even realising it on days like this as I have learnt to my cost in the past. There is nothing worse than shooting groups, you start to feel that you are getting burnt, and there is nothing you can do about it!

Upwaltham Barns Wedding

I was particularly lucky at this wedding that I got an opportunity to shoot with George and Leah as the evening light  drew in and we got some really beautiful shots. One of the biggest challenges for a wedding photographer is dealing with available light, whether it is a gloomy Saxon church or shooting groups in the middle of the day. I have my tricks and things I’ve picked up over the years that help make the best of any situation, but a photographer has no greater ally than good light, and no light is better than the golden sunshine of a summer’s evening.

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Ihave worked at Upwaltham Barns many times

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