Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cloe Aigner and Jocelyn Hallett

Cloe Aigner and Jocelyn Hallett, creatives, taken February 22, 2013

There is a strange math at work when you add a second subject. I find photographing more than one person at a time almost impossible. You might think the complexity simply doubles when you add a second person, but I find that is not the case. If, for example, you spend time and took forty pictures of a subject to get one that is suitable, it is not the case that you would need to take eighty photos to make an image of two people. It seems to me to be exponential. One hundred and sixty would be needed. By then both the photographer and the subjects are exhausted.

This session was a gas. I learned a lot from it, in particular about using lights in a small space with two people. Cloe and Jocelyn were great to work with and as two founders of Zen House Media they knew all about photo shoots - I think maybe that made them very tolerant ...

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