By some miracle it stopped pouring with rain every time we stopped the limo to take a shot. And as soon as we got back in the car it started raining again. The clouds were so awesome that day.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Me and Rom picked the worst day to do an outdoor shoot. We had to keep the gals inside cars until the last minute because the 50 kmh winds made their hair and makeup look like they'd just woken up after a drunken night on the town. We had to change the concept a little since there was no way we'd get a glamour shot, so we went for a kind of David Lynch/Steven Klein thing. We used 4 bare 580EXII's since there was no way to put a brolly up. Even then I had 2 flashes hit the concrete from the stands being blown over.
We tried in vain to fire a flash through a scrim but it was like a kite, and nearly dragged the wardrobe girl across town, like the cow in Wizard of Oz. Next time we'll check the weather report.
2 580EXII's, a 430EX and a Sunpak. Me and Rom figured this would be a good double page spread for Melbourne Bride magazine. Lots of room for type and composed to leave room for the gutter. Kind of different to what they're used to it probably raised a few well manicured eyebrows. Or whatever they do with their eyebrows over there.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Orbis Ringflash and an Ezybox camera right. I cranked the Ringflash up a half stop and that's all it took to get a completely different look. Hard to get any consistency with this combination, but it can look really good when you get it right.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
We attended the Melbourne Bride Expo last weekend, and it was a great to get so many positive comments. However other people are better than us at the whole expo thing, and we're happy to get back to what we do best. Setting up a booth is harder than you think, and ours tended to look a little like the Sale section at K-Mart. If we do next year, we're going to design it our own way, and not try to be so sales-ish. So don't be surprised if it turns out looking like a 70's batchelor pad, with velvet wallpaper, bean bags and lava lamps.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Ice Queen. Ironically this shot was taken on the hottest day EVER in Victoria. The studio had a corrugated iron roof, the model was sweating every 2 minutes keeping the make-up artist very busy. Outside, the sky was red but the model was a trooper, she kept going.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Stones Winery has to be one of the best locations in the Yarra Valley. Steve and his staff there are great. Except for the time I went back there to take a shot of the vineyard and they wanted to charge me $500 for the privilege. Anyway. But when it gets dark out there it gets dark fast, and we needed a little more light on Brooke's face for this backlit shot. Rom whipped out his trusty iPhone, set the screen to white and viola! instant mini soft box.