It’s easy to get preoccupied with what everyone else is shooting and how. What we have to do, as cliche as it sounds, is stay true to ourselves. Once you have the basics down, you have to shoot what you love and in your own way. Just because one photographer sees a subject in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to see that same subject in the exact same way as there are many, many correct ways to photograph a subject. To express that point, here is another installment of our photographer shoot-outs (our first one published last summer) with CMpros Bre Thurston and Chloe Ramirez!
shoot-out | bre thurston and chloe ramirez
Bre and Chloe weren’t planning to shoot a boudoir session together during their trip to WPPI in 2012, but when the opportunity presented itself they jumped at the chance. The 3 girls piled into Bre’s rental car and drove blindly into the desert not quite sure where they would end up. They found themselves drawn to an open area right off the side of the road with neutral beiges, red rock formations, and gorgeous light. Their beautiful subject (who would like to remain anonymous) was up for anything and packed a variety of outfits and different looks. The majority of the time Chloe was shooting with her 35mm while Bre was shooting with her 85mm. This allowed them to move around the client getting different perspectives and completely different looks. One person would pose the client, get her shot, and then the other person would go in and tweak the pose and shoot in a completely different way or at a different angel. While Bre and Chloe have similar styles, their differences were more clear in post processing. Bre played up the bright, warm sunlight while Chloe stuck to her traditional, clean style of editing. Both photographers were amazed at how fun and easy it was to shoot alongside another professional. In this case, two minds/styles were certainly better than one!
Bre – Canon 5D, 85 1.8
Chloe – Nikon D700, 35 1.4, 85 1.8
Thank you Bre and Chloe for sharing your amazing photos with us!