I don’t do much indoor work. But I do like to shake it up once in a while, come out of my comfort zone, and photograph something different. As with any shoot I do, I like to use people who are the “real deal.” So I asked our awesome senior fitness trainer, Tristin, who we know from the Northside Health and Fitness in Taos if we could do a shoot in her studio with one of her clients. Her client, Teresa, is also the real deal who works at keeping herself fit.
Well wouldn’t you know it. The day the shoot was scheduled it snowed. And the snow stuck to the trees and sagebrush. This is an uncommon event in Taos because typically the snow is light and dry and most snowstorms come with wind. This snow was wet, sticky and windless which made for a beautiful wintery landscape. After a couple of hours of studio work, I just couldn’t take it anymore! It didn’t take much to convince Tristin and Teresa to do a few rounds outside, doing walking lunges and power walking in the snowy landscape.
For the indoor work, the lighting was ganged speedlights through an umbrella and one speedlight for fill. The trick was to keep the lights from reflecting in the glass. Outside, because of the overcast skies and white landscape, it was just point and shoot baby! Can’t get much easier or more flattering for my seasoned fitness models. You know my motto: Shoot what’s happening. We can shoot indoors almost anytime but this kind of landscape, especially this early in the season, is rare. Always wish I could have shot longer.