I consider myself lucky (for a lot of reasons), but the opportunity to make some images with a model who is a dream to work with and generally just fun and easy to hang out with makes me appreciate my good fortune. Lataisha had so many ideas and outfits to work with, along with a makeshift studio that had at least four fantastic sets to shoot in. My camera couldn't keep up with our creativity. We shot for hours until late into the evening, and we probably could have shot for hours more to hash out all our ideas. In a whirlwind of garters, ropes, teddy bears and tutus, I struggled to snap off enough photos between poses and clothing changes.
Another session with this stunner is destined to be in the future, We have ambitions to do an outdoor shoot together once the weather turns more to Spring from Winter.
I used a Canon 6D camera for the lion's share of the shooting, mated with a 24-105mm f/4L, a plastic fantastic 50mm f/1.8, and (mostly used) one of my favourite canon lenses the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. I also used a Sony @6000 camera with a canon 10-18mm wide lens adapted to it for shots where the room was tight.
I had the chance to try out my new Spider Holster Pro kit for this shoot, which was a prize a received from a giveaway from The Slanted Lens (check out their YouTube channel, it's great). The general gist of this product is a belt that has a holster built in and a plate with a ball hitch that mounts on to the bottom of a camera. The build quality of this system is really quite amazing, it's definitely over-built (which is what you want when you are dangling a camera and lens worth potentially many thousands of dollars from your waist). On first use, I had some issues with it staying adjusted to be snug on my waist and it would often loosen just the tiniest bit, but enough to slide down to where it wasn't comfortable. I will chalk that up to user error for now, until I try it out again. Perhaps I will post a full review if I think that would be useful.
~Cheers, Rev. D