I enjoy watching other photographers work. Of course, I can’t see the images they are getting, but I can see in my mind from they way they operate, what lenses or lights they use, and most importantly how they compose the shot, what kind of images they might get. Sometimes I agree, sometimes not, but interesting to watch, nevertheless.
If you go to the famous Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, you will often see a photoshoot from this location. In my case though, I wasn’t using a telephoto lens like the photographer, and I was shooting from a different angle. This to me is a classic environmental portrait where the background and the scene are significant components of the image.
The Japanese model looked even more mysterious with her Kimono, with her back facing the camera, arms spread out to emphasize the design of her outfit and looking down. The clouds and sun added to the intrigue.