For this exercise, we had to act as a location hunter and take reference shots of 6 different settings or locations which could be used for either a full body or torso portrait. After we had done this, we had to pick our favourite and return with a model to take a photo.
I really enjoyed going out and looking for suitable locations but struggled when it came to choosing one for my final image as I had two that I really liked. In the end I choose to use the fallen tree at Stafford Castle. I choose my daughter to be my portrait subject and asked her to practise gymnastics (she is only 2 so she has to be engaged in it as opposed to me just saying “stand on that log”). I am pleased with the end result as it looks quite playful and like she is exploring the woods.