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Tanja Meyer - Professional Model from Germany based in Australia
While trying to organise all of my photography work out in Australia, I came across a very eager model called Tanja Meyer. I have to admit, by the time Tanja and I began discussing possible photo shoot locations, I had actually ran out of time for any more shoots and I actually told her at the beginning that it may not happen. In the end, her keenness persuaded me to find time for a possible shoot in Brisbane and I am glad that I did.
Tanja, german born travelled all the way from the Gold Coast (which is about 40 miles) to do a pure fashion photography shoot in a wonderful and colourful Botanical gardens and I have to admit, she acted like a professional from start to finish. We were a great team straight from the beginning and she was very easy to direct and also had the ability to get into fashion poses without prompting.
These are my favourite pictures from the shoot
After the shoot, I got home, looked at the pictures on a laptop and was so impressed with the images that Tanja and I managed to create, we slowly had a conversation on doing another shoot together. We came up with the idea of doing a 5am beach shoot so that meant it was a 4am start for me because I had to get all my camera gear ready zzzzZZZZzzzz.
While driving to the beach, the weather was awful, it was raining extremely hard and the sky was very cloudy. We drove and drove and drove.
4:45am (15 minutes to sun rise) we stopped the car and it’s still raining and we could not see the sky.
4:54am it was only drizzling now and I was just preparing the camera....depressed because there was no sun, overcast skies and rain.
4:59am.....that's when I think an angel in the sky said "Gary, we will sort out the weather for you" then with and almighty beam of light, the sun pushed its way past all the clouds and heavenly rays beamed across the sky to evaporate all the moisture in the air to give us the dream beach scenery that we both wanted.
5am....It was all hands to the pump when the sun came out because we didn’t know how long the weather would stay like that. Snap, Snap, Snap, I was firing photos left, right and centre....I couldn’t even review most of the images at the shoot because our time was limited, I just had to make sure I got it right first time. Here is some of the images taken.
Luckily we spent several hours doing the shoot and once we got tired, we packed up then walked back to the car. By magic, the clouds came back and it started to rain again (that was very spooky because it was as soon as we stepped in the car, all the sunshine went and it rained very hard). This was a great experience for me to do this and we got some great images. Tanja is a great model and if I ever go back to Australia, we will be working togther again.
One last edit I did for Tanja was this one, I thought I would have some fun and do an advert type photo
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