These three figures are a part of the permanent outdoor exhibits at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. Occasionally I like to use them for portrait practice. After the last cold spell, the sun came out the temperature warmed up to 40 degrees and I headed out to visit the museum.
I sit like this a lot, especially in church. I know it's not the most receptive of body language postures, but it's a habit and I am comfortable in this position, just like my model.
On the other hand, these ladies seem to be in a more receptive mood than the gentleman beyond. I'm sure he will speak, if spoken to, but he probably isn't one to start a conversation. I can relate.
Enough practice on inanimate objects, what about photographing a live person. Hmm...I didn't bring a subject with me sooo...
Break out the tripod and see what happens. The background is an area at the museum that our middle grand daughter wants for some of her senior portraits. I need to make sure that I could get the effect that she wanted. Then, off to the woods.
I've got a few more backgrounds in mind, but I think I'll wait until the grand daughter is available.
She's much more photogenic and I'd rather be behind the lens. Have a blessed week.