This is why friends are great. Because they’ll humour you and sit patiently on dirty wood benches while you tinker with shadow manipulation, fill-flash, trying this angle and that angle.
Basically, I asked my friend Lauren if she’d be so kind as to be my dummy model (this is in no way a comment on her intelligence, which is substantial) so I could practice doing portraits and whatnot.
Here’s a sample of what came of it. All pictures taken in Lauren’s parents’ backyard in Perth.