A couple of weeks ago I was 'shooting in Glasgow with Vidal Sassoon. We had a unit that had no natural light, but was brilliantly lit for what we needed. But through the back was a little room with a gorgeous big window where the models sat in between getting their make-up done and me photographing them. We had it open most of the time where we were serenaded by bag-pipes and a guy with a pair of lungs you wouldn't believe.
The thing I love most about photography is playing with light, I've always been a lover of natural light more than studio light in most cases. In between swapping models and moments to grab a quick sip of coffee, I stared out this window and my mind was filled with different ways types of photos I could create near the window. So I grabbed Monika, the model above, and just photographed quickly trying to create what was in my mind.
It worked to a certain extent, and I almost got the shot I was thinking of, but not quite. But sometimes you just need to grab those opportunities and 'shoot what your minds eye sees. Sometimes you'll get it, sometimes you won't. But if you don't practice, or continue trying, you never will get it.
- Ellie x