This month’s BANPAS showcase winner is the very talented Tianna Jarrett-Williams. Her website can be found on www.tiannajwilliamsphotography.co.uk
In the below interview Tianna explains what inspires her on a daily basis and how she achieved the winning newborn image, and of course what she gains from her BANPAS membership.
Did you shoot the image for the showcase or as part of a client session?
“This newborn image was shot as a model call – I wanted to refine my posing and try some new props.”
What stood out to you about the image, why did you choose it for your entry?
“I personally love the clean, contemporary feel. It is nice and impactful, in my opinion.”
Tell us about how you lit and set up the image?
“I set up using a flat posing bed with a number of layers including a soiling mat to make it soft and to protect the layers. my light was positioned to my right, I always shoot this way. It was on the lowest setting – though I do meter my light to ensure I am on the right track. I also made sure to use my grey card, to help with colour casts and retouching. ”
Would you like to mention any suppliers whose products or props are used in the image?
“Yes, I used the Blessence Props – Zara background in cream.”
What does winning the showcase mean to you?
“It is such an incredible feeling, to be voted by friends and colleagues shows a huge amount of support and that is humbling. It is also great to show to my clients.”
What other elements of your BANPAS membership do you enjoy most?
“I enjoy the community of photographers, asking questions and sharing tips and advice.”
How long have you been shooting professionally?
“I have been shooting professionally since April 2017!”
Where do you work from?
“I work from my home – my living room is my shooting space. It may be fairly small but I am grateful to have learned to work in it.”
Tell us about your goals for your business.
“I would love to eventually have a space designed just for the sole purpose of my photography, be it a commercial property or garden studio. I am working on really making myself more known for what I do and love so that I can scale my business and become full time.”
How do you push yourself, where do you draw your inspiration from?
“I love to learn new things and so I often watch tutorials and youtube videos looking for inspiration. I regularly ask for feedback and seek out knowledge from others. Most importantly, it is good to take a break, to see things with fresh eyes and feel the love for photography again.”
A Huge thank you to our wonderful Showcase Sponsors!
Want to enter this month’s showcase? Find all the details in the members hub