Natasha Leigh Photography » Fashion and Senior Portrait Artist, Photographer serving Wilmington, North Carolina

Fresh powder | Wilmington Fashion Photographer

When I first started learning about photography, I would spend hours researching some crazy concept to determine how to use my camera in order to create that shot. As you come to know your camera more, trying to understand what creates an image changes. Instead of searching for the dreaded selective coloring, you begin to search more about lighting techniques. Lately it’s been about using flash photography. Fashion style photography is very different than soft dreamy engagement pictures. Of course the way you create your images can look like anything you want, but I don’t typically shoot with a wide depth of field. The big names come to mind: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Vogue, Vanity Fair. Their look is all different but they all emulate a certain kind of style. As I began digging through Google to learn more about fashion photography, I came across a number of inspiring images using flour. When Liz contacted me about doing a shoot, she was more than willing to get covered!

Some of you may have seen the Facebook Teaser I posted some time ago. I’m not great about blogging, but I’m working on it. Sometimes I sit on photos to make sure they didn’t get over edited. I’m probably one of the few photographers I know who actually ENJOYS editing ;) But sometimes I go a bit overboard. At any rate, this session was FUN and I’m still in love with the images. I mean how can you not love a beautiful girl covered in flour?! It’s way past time for me to share them with you. The long cleanup afterwards was well worth it.

Have you guys done anything that pushed you out of your comfort zone? Did you get the results you wanted??

Let me just break here to say that throwing flour around and trying to get a good action shot is not easy! I’m so thankful to have had an assistant because otherwise it would have been impossible!

We had to switch to a black background. I had to use a sheet, I don’t have a black seamless. When I give this another go I’ll definitely invest in one. White on black stands out way better as you can probably imagine. 

Isn’t she stunning? She has some soul-full eyes <3 

I wanted to try something a little different with gels. The color wasn’t done in photoshop, all in camera ;) 

Thanks so much Liz! Such a fun shoot with really different results! This has been one of my all time favorite shoots for sure.

Sara - I like the extra dimension of texture the flour adds. I’m inspired!February 21, 2013 – 12:29 am

Melissa Merrill Jacks - Wow!February 20, 2013 – 5:23 pm

Natasha Leigh - Aww thanks Mika!! <3 February 12, 2013 – 8:41 pm

Mika Buell-Joseph - Amazing as always <3.February 12, 2013 – 8:17 pm

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