Thanks all, I took this last year (I know not during this month) for the Taylor Wessing Portrait photography awards (didn't win), thought I'd try something a little different and gritty. I probably should have used a flash as I found the keeping still with the torch light and timing the move from one side to the other was a nightmare. Took about 2 hours and 50 attempts.
I added a texture (bark from a birch tree) in photoshop after to give it a bit a dark moody edge. A bit of a departure from my comfort zone, but if you don't try you don't learn right!?
This photo of me was taken on April 13th, 2011, while having a five minute break during a very long and tiring photo shoot. My talent as a dancer is obvious! Could this be the beginning of a new career now that I'm nearly 65 ?!
Hi Troy! Thanks for your comment. I was enjoying myself, but all in the spirit of good client relations. Pro photography, as you know, is an extremely competitive field. Just being good behind the camera isn't enough to keep the bread and butter coming in. Clients need to feel that you take an interest in their line of work and people photograph better when they are relaxed. I am sure you agree. During my nearly 40 years of experience I have found this out the hard way.