Working under pressure forces me to strip an idea to its core and avoid distractions. For my most recent photo shoot in a rental studio, I only had 30 minutes to make the best of it. I was lucky to work with Haley, a model with whom I worked before and is a professional dancer.(Click here to view gallery) Haley was very open to my instructions; I asked her to jump, keep moving and continue making eye contact with the camera while playing with different expressions; needless to say, our photo shoot turned out to be a great fun experience. I didn't want to take any idealized portraits of Haley, my goal was to show her in a natural way so that her intelligence and pleasant personality would shine through. (Follow Haley on IG)
Initially, my idea was to capture some motion blur, but the studio setup did not allow me to achieve the settings I needed for that type of effect, so I chose to get the sharpest image that was possible. Most of the pictures in this shoot were taken with my camera mounted on a tripod with a semi-close aperture that ranged from F/11 to F/16 with a shutter speed of 160 and 200 and low ISO.