Sometimes, I will photograph mannequins in downtown boutique storefronts. They can be almost like photographing people, but, they won’t get uncomfortable, or feel awkward having their photo taken. More importantly, they can be great test subjects for exposure, contrast, color accuracy, and composition. And, the windows they are behind can add some great imagery through reflections. These were photographed late in the day, in downtown Fitchburg. Shack’s was the store. The Canonet QL17 G-III, and Portra 400.
Sometimes, you never know what you’ll get in the reflections. As in the shot below.
The following shot was taken with an almost wide open aperture.
The street curb showed up as a reflection here.
Yes, they are pale. But, they do keep their poses.