Fernanda Artist - Fairview Portraits

This was one of those artsy, no expectations, experimental photoshoots where I had some new ideas, a new lens, and a new toy to tryout.  Fernanda, my talented artist friend, was willing to be my subject for a few hours.  I just wanted an open field, a stand alone tree, and some vibrant natural colors. What do you know, we didn't have to go far.  The location was Fairview Park down the street in Costa Mesa. 

I was testing out my new Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens.  I was super stoked on this new focal length, being a little wider than my favorite focal length the 50mm.  All the shots below are taken with the the 30mm.  In the top image, I played around with a light prism to give it a cool, blurry and reflective vignette in order to balance the tall plant on the left. I also played around with some of the angles that the tilting tree was giving me. I exaggerated the angles by giving myself a lower perspective and also having Fernanda counteract the tree with the angle of her body and coat. I'm pretty excited how they turned out. Refreshing to try new ideas and explore new techniques!  Who wants to join me on the next experimental photoshoot? Message me here or through any social media platform.