Morning mood in old villa.

people, Personal Pictures

Hi there,
I’m very pleased to be able to share these images with you.
I did a model shoot with Lien, in the old villa where I shot the urbex shoot some weeks ago.

I did a call for models some weeks ago, on my Facebook Page, asking for models for a ‘natural beauty’ shoot. No make-up, no special hairdo, no flash or other light accessories. Just a female model, some sensual female clothing, a nice location and limited photo gear. Lien was happy to volunteer. Thank you Lien, it was a pleasure working with you, and you did really well!

Lien has never posed before, she’s a mother of two young boys and just a regular mom and wife. I think it is important to tell you this, because I want to stress on the fact that for a good shoot, you don’t need any specific experience or training. It is the photographers task to talk his model into the right poses, and I think we worked together very very well. I knew Lien before, she’s a daughter of a couple of good friends of mine, so she was quite relax from the beginning of the shoot, that helped of course. But, it could have been anyone, … really.

We have worked with some different clothing sets, in different rooms of the villa. It is really a wonderful place to work in as a photographer. I would like to say thank you here to Dirk, owner of the house, to let me in for these shoots. Thank you Dirk.

I will not tell a lot more about this shoot, except that we worked together for about two hours, we had great light, good atmosphere, and we could easily start all over tomorrow and come with another complete set of fine pictures.
All images taken with my Canon 5D II, and Canon 50 mm f1.4, Canon 85 mm f1.8 and Canon 135 mm f2.0 . I love fast lenses and wide open apertures. A limited gear setup like this allows working fast, and concentrating on poses and light. Post processing was done in Lightroom 4, that took me another 2 and a half hours for the entire set of 115 selected images. I’m sure I could work more on any of the images, but I’m not that picky on details. šŸ˜‰

Click on any image to view a larger version.


Comments are most welcome!

My website: charlemagne-art

Hope you come back soon!

Ludwig

4 thoughts on “Morning mood in old villa.

  1. Sir,
    Morning Mood is a really wonderful collection of portraits! Your connection with the subject is marvelous as evident from her ease a natural expressions and postures. The light is just perfect and your b&w conversions are to die for.
    Bravo for you and for Lien!
    Sincerely,
    Cal

    1. Hi Cal,
      thank you for your nice words. The shoot felt the way you describe, relax, easy and comfortable. I think the B&W accentuates the personality and intimacy.
      Thanks again.
      Ludwig

  2. You sir are a true artist!! Visited your site and viewed your weddings & models portfolio and I love your style! The shot of the woman with the black background and a the flash hitting her back Model_Portfolio.html#40.. Fabulous!!!

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