Jessica Guobis - working your angles - Focus Your Talent / by Christian O'Grady

The focus of this demonstration is to show how working your angles all the way around a building with a model can give you great results as long as you are conscience of the light as you change your location. This whole set was shot on my Canon 5D Mark iii with a 70-200 2.8 Canon zoom lens. 

70mm across the street from the building and the model.

70mm across the street from the building and the model.

70mm Details can add a lot to a story so shoot them when you see them.

70mm Details can add a lot to a story so shoot them when you see them.

100mm paying attention to reflections can yield interesting results

100mm paying attention to reflections can yield interesting results

85mm Look at how the leading lines take you right to the subject.

85mm Look at how the leading lines take you right to the subject.

70mm Separate your subject from the background to keep the focus on them. Try to be aware of the color in the image and where it pulls your eye. I used the red top of the trash can to form a triangle with the red skirt and lip color.

70mm Separate your subject from the background to keep the focus on them. Try to be aware of the color in the image and where it pulls your eye. I used the red top of the trash can to form a triangle with the red skirt and lip color.

200mm Shooting all the way through the window of the restaurant to the other side. The restaurant was closed but I wanted to give a feeling of the inside. I told Jess to act as if she wanted to get someone's attention to give the feeling of more story.

200mm Shooting all the way through the window of the restaurant to the other side. The restaurant was closed but I wanted to give a feeling of the inside. I told Jess to act as if she wanted to get someone's attention to give the feeling of more story.

100mm Across the street with the model shooting from a low angle to give her extra height as the hero of my story and to frame her face in the trees. 

100mm Across the street with the model shooting from a low angle to give her extra height as the hero of my story and to frame her face in the trees. 

150mm Staying in the same color palette I added some shots of the garage near the restaurant that had the same color yellow painted in rectangles. It has the same feeling so it flows into the visual story easily.

150mm Staying in the same color palette I added some shots of the garage near the restaurant that had the same color yellow painted in rectangles. It has the same feeling so it flows into the visual story easily.

100mm This light was gorgeous on her face and I love framing the model with things in the background.

100mm This light was gorgeous on her face and I love framing the model with things in the background.

200mm Jess found this spot with the chair, I didn't like it at first because the frame was too messy. To clean it up I got further away and shot as long as I could to flatten the space out, then I got to an angle where I only saw a cross section of the table and cropped out the pipes that are right below her legs. I always listen to suggestions from anyone on the crew, but you have to know when to take time to use them.

200mm Jess found this spot with the chair, I didn't like it at first because the frame was too messy. To clean it up I got further away and shot as long as I could to flatten the space out, then I got to an angle where I only saw a cross section of the table and cropped out the pipes that are right below her legs. I always listen to suggestions from anyone on the crew, but you have to know when to take time to use them.