A Lifestyle Portrait Photography Shoot in Stirling with Ramsay Young
Family Portrait Photographer Stirling – a shoot with Ramsay Young
During last Summer’s “Fashion” Portrait promotion, most of our portrait photography subjects were female as you would expect for a “fashion” based photography promotion – however quite often many parents booked a session for their Daughter and dragged any male siblings along (often kicking and screaming!).
Fortunately today’s portrait photography subject Ramsay didn’t have to be persuaded too much as he’d already seen the job we had done of his Sister Meghan’s photographs. Once again we used a favourite location of ours at the old Army Barracks at the back of Stirling Train Station near the Vu Cinema. The buildings are full of texture and make a great backdrop for portrait photography.
Once again we used our signature lighting setup to add depth and drama to the photographs – using lighting like this also deliberately slows me down as a photographer, giving me an opportunity to think properly and compose a shot, before pressing the trigger. In this age of digital cameras which can take thousands of images, we forget that a portrait still needs to be carefully setup and lit before it truly becomes an image worth hanging on a wall.
Ramsay was fairly cool about the shoot, but as with most young adult males of his age, the key objective was to make him look cool. Which I think we achieved – he liked them and so did his parents. What do you think?