• Paul Satchwill

Tamara Portrait Session

LAST WEEK, Tamara and I drove around Eden Park looking for locations to for our. Needless to say, we were not disappointed! Eden Park is one of my FAVORITE areas in Cincinnati, and I'm so glad Tamara was up for the adventure.

Eden Park sits atop one of Cincinnati's towering hills, and has an amazing view of the city and the Ohio River. There is so much to explore- it's a photographer's dream location! I knew it would be great, but I had never actually shot there. We immediately found the Krohn Conservatory, and even though it was closed, the exterior was gorgeous to work with. Everything was so green, which perfectly complimented Tamara's olive jacket.

We caught the sun at a PERFECT time and got some really great golden shots that compliment Tamara's hair and skin tone. Natural light is my absolute favorite to work with, and it's even better when it highlights how awesome your model is!

One thing that can be extremely difficult in low light situations, like sunset, is getting a nice, even skin tone. This has become SO much easier for me since I started shooting wide open with my Aperture at f2.8 using my 70-200mm lens. Shooting this way not only gives me more confidence, but also my models.

Tamara knew how to SHOOT! My job was so easy because she knew exactly what to do. Isn't she flawless? I was a little nervous going into this shoot because the setting was so different than what I'm used to. There was so much around us, but I really wanted to keep the focus on what matters: Tamara.

As a photographer, it can be so easy to get caught up in your surroundings, and try to take photos to fit it all in. I always find, though, that I end up tossing my photos that have a lot of landscape because my subject gets lost and blends in. For me, my pictures have to center around the person, not where they are. Sure, I want to show off an awesome location when I see one, but at the end of the day, it's always people first.

Thanks for such an amazing shoot, Tamara! Let's do it again soon??

See the full shoot here.




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