We met Dani at one of the wedding shows we took part in during the autumn and quickly realised she would be a very natural model. She is a gorgeous looking young woman, oozes natural grace, and has charm and confidence in spades, so we arranged to meet and have a portrait session together. That quickly became two sessions, since we wanted to capture both the low winter light at one of our favourite venues in Manchester, as well as some relaxed interior shots in warmer surroundings.
We love shooting at Castlefield. The Industrial Heritage of Manchester, the canals and bridges, create shapes, textures and drama, with variations in light that are really exciting.
With the Castlefield shots we used the two prime , lenses, a 50mm f1.4 Leica Summilux, and a wide angle 28mm f2. Leica Summicron, and used wide open aperture for the classic portrait photos and sometimes a smaller aperture, particularly with the 28mm wide angle, so that we had greater depth of field for the location shots.
With the interiors, we shot with two prime lenses, a 50mm f1.4 Leica Summilux, and a wide angle 28mm f2. Leica Summicron. As much as possible we shot “wide open” which is to say with the largest aperture that was practical, creating shallow depth of field.