Lights, camera, action! Just do your best darling…
Lights? as in off camera?, studio lights?, triggers?. Shit! i have to do some reading! To say i was a little out of my depth here was an understatement. I had planned to do some reading before this shoot but well, life happened and i never had the chance. Luckily for me i had my friend and Craig Byrne helping me out on this one and although he too was a little green in the lighting department i think we ‘winged’ it pretty well. This was a promotional shoot for a good friend of mine Cathrine Ann who is a gifted jazz vocalist. We are indeed blessed to have this angelic voice with us here. Add one wonderfully beautiful Jazz singer model into the mix with a few friends at Padlock Studios in East Perth, cheese, bikkies and enough bevy’s to fuel a bucks party and we had one fantastic day! The shots started out a little stiff and rehearsed but as time progressed we all loosened up to reveal some great shots for promotional media. Not only did the shoot turn out well, friends were made. Thank you to Craig for the help, Samantha and Amanda for the makeup and finally to Cathrine for the opportunity to be involved in such a wonderful day. Please click on the photo of Catherine to go to the gallery.
After a little hiatus from baby photography the latest shoot is up in the gallery. 9 Month old Keyla Rose, Daughter of Ines and Thomas. A fantastic shoot albeit in the smallest of rooms!. That being said i reckon the photos came out really well. To Ines and Thomas, thank you very much for the opportunity to photograph your beautiful daughter, it was my pleasure and a big thank you to Keyla for being such a good little girl for the shoot! Please click on the image to go to to the gallery.
Another beautiful morning in Hyde Park photographing friends followed by coffee in East Perth. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Erik was my first ever baby shoot, he’s a year older now and just starting to walk. This time his father Marcus was was back from work so we could get some wonderful family shots. It was also the first time i have had the pleasure of shooting in overcast conditions! Fantastic light makes for some great outdoor photography! Please click on the photo to go to the gallery.
Just before Christmas last year i had the opportunity to shoot the Sheedy’s at Hyde Park. Andrea is a schoolmate so it was great to catch up and meet her family. It was going to be a stinker of a hot day so we met there early in the morning to beat the heat and apparently to catch the kids before they went ferral. I don’t know what you were talking about Andrea, they were great! . This was also opportunity to test drive my new lens, the revered Canon 70-200. It’s heavy, gaudy and cumbersome yet totally worth the effort. I’m loving it! I’ve kept most of the images in mono as requested thankfully by Andrea, i say thankfully as i have found that black and white seems to mellow out the dappled light really well.
It’s been a great month of opportunity. Some of which have seen my photography taking different direction. One being that my downstairs living area is empty due to my flatmate moving out. Two is that i stumbled across Image Melbourne, a fantastic place to spend money on studio equipment. Three is that my friend Willow is making her way into show business. …and lastly my fridge is still full of bevvies from last weekend’s festivities. Put all these together and you have a recipe for some experimentation and mutual benefit. This was my first studio shoot and i can say that i really enjoyed sinking my teeth into it although i underestimated just how consuming it would be, you really have to give credit to people that do this full time. A few hours later and a befuddled head from all that ‘creative thinking’ …ok so it may have been the wine also. Willow and i are happy with how these shots turned out and i’m looking forward to putting some new ideas into practise.
Thanks for the great company and being such a wonderful model Willow!