One on One [El Dorado Park Portraits]

LONG BEACH PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

In the previous session, I was shooting twelve.

Oh, how the numbers have changed.

There's a unique dynamic to the one-on-one shoot, a chance to connect with the subject whose attention you have exclusively. "J." was seeking a nice collection of casual portraits for personal use, and I suggested El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Have you been? If not, give it a go. This is a decent sized park by L.A. standards, and I've always loved how the light strafes through the trees at day's end. I've driven past the park often on the freeway at sunset, made a mental note of the light, and enjoyed the chance to finally do some shooting here. Taking into consideration these photographs would also be for the enjoyment of J's family, we kept the compositions fairly balanced [ a.k.a not too whacky ], but still found opportunities to loosen up the traditional headshot for something a bit more personal.

Enjoy the share! And up next, Night At The Museum -- wedding style!