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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pre Shoot











Recently we did a pre- wedding shoot for Chris and sarah. We usually don't do these but thought it would be a good idea to get to know the couple and photograph them prior to their big day. Chris and Sarah have been a part of our 'word of mouth' chain of weddings. a Looking forward to shooting the wedding later this month.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Clip for Marc Collis

Recently shot another clip for Marc Collis on a shoestring budget. There's a fine line between romantic and cheesy. I hope we were on the right side of that line. I like my cheese grilled with a dash of tobasco. I don't like it in my video clips.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Replay


Grand Final Day 2010. Hustle and Bustle downstairs as the groom was missing. We find Brad, upstairs watching the last gripping moments of the game, his beloved Saints tie the game. "Now I'm ready to get married"!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Passport photo?...



Shot a fashion shoot with a young model Aimee Suckling recently. I asked her to let go nuts and make a couple of faces, ugly it up a bit and leave those inhibitions at the door!!, anyway, she didnt stop and I just kept clickin...made an interesting montage.

The Quarters; Tik Tik Boom!

Shot a clip for Melbourne band The Quarters the other week.
There was a desolate field out in Sunshine that looked like some kind of nuclear wasteland. Unfortunately we were only able to get 2 takes before the sun disappeared. Luckily we had a generator and a couple of work lights handy. Check out Stephanie on bass. There were some very sore necks the following day.

Monsoon Wedding

Rom and I just recently got back from Goa in India where we had the honour of shooting a wedding for Shimauli and Gaurav. It was only a week or two before the monsoon season and you could literally see the moisture hanging in the air waiting to bucket down. The humidity gave everything a beautiful soft haze, and the sunsets were some of the most spectacular we'd ever seen. The ceremony took place down by the ocean, and the colours were so intense we had to actually desaturate some of the shots, otherwise it looked totally fake. With the high humidity and very high temperatures it was a struggle preventing our lenses from fogging up in the mornings. One of Rom's cameras was out of action for a while as moisture was literally dripping from it's mirror when he changed lenses.
I was sweating like I was in a sauna the whole time, but the upshot was I managed to lose about 5 kilos during the time we were there. Bonus!
I'm sure 35 bridesmaids is some kind of record too.



Friday, October 1, 2010

Cambodian Wedding


Today we shot a VIDEO wedding for a Cambodian/Samoan couple in Melbourne. The colour and ceremony was magnificent so inbetween takes, the iPhone was out capturing anything we could. Definitely out of or comfort zones, the wedding took it's own course and we were following the action, not knowing 100% what was going to be happening next. Great experience from a different culture.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Boho shoot







Recent fashion photography published in Style Melbourne.

http://stylemelbourne.com/2010/08/fashion-editorial-on-the-edge/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cameras in Fed Square


cameras in Fed Square, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.
Everybody thinks they're a photographer. Truth is, it isn't that hard to get a good shot these days, with some of the amazing cameras that have been coming out over the last few years. Many professional photographers are worried that their days are numbered. And they have every reason to be worried. Uncle Bob with his brand new Canikon can sometimes get a totally pro brilliant shot. Sometimes. I see it as incentive to raise the bar a couple of notches. Get the shots that Uncle Bob can't. And get them every time without fail, when it really matters. Uncle Bob will get lucky every now and then. Good on you Uncle Bob!
I've got quite a few lucky shots. The more I practice and refine my craft, the luckier I get.

A little Misunderstanding

Bride: I love cheescake. Can I possibly have a
cheesecake wedding cake?
Caterer: Of course! Your wish is my command!
Catering Apprentice: So, what sort of cake does she want?
Caterer: Cheese!
Catering Apprentice: OK. Cheese it is...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brilliant photo by anonymous...



Got a front cover on the Geelong Advertiser this weekend. Not that anyone would have known about it since there was no photography credit. Again. Doesn't seem that hard really. 
I guess they figured after they cropped it beyond recognition nobody would want their name on it anyhow.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hot Wheels!




Recently we have had a couple of hot cars accompanying the brides to the chapel. Above is Fiona with her Chevvy and Louise with her Jensen (which incidentally, colour matched her wedding dress!)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cover art for Marc Collis


Cover art for Marc, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

2 580 EXII's through brollies to the right of camera. Backlit with a sunset over Melbourne from Kew. First musician shot in a while. For cover art on his new album. I've also shot a couple of music clips for Marc now.

Car


car, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Wide brown land, with a 45mm Tilt Shift through Rom's windscreen.
On the way back to the reception after the beach.

Rocks


rocks, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

One of about 30 dramatic beach shots that really worked for this wedding. Rom and I used to dread beach weddings, but after dozens of tests and lighting experiments, now we pretty much specialise in them!

rom contemplates life


rom contemplates, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Rom looks out over the big blue wobbly thing. iPhone shot while scoping out locations for the wedding the next day.We ended up getting a few good shots in this spot. I'll post one later.

muddy shoes


muddy shoes, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

After we visited Bill's final resting place, Rom traipsed his muddy shoes through the hotel. And not just a little bit. He couldn't find his room, so he wandered the corridors for like 5 minutes before he finally found it.
This was after I'd cleaned up the mess a little.

Bill


bill, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

I was in a band in the early '80's, OK it was the late '70's (in my previous life as a musician) and one of the nice guys in the business was our drummer, Bill George. Rom used to take photos of the band back then and he also got to know Bill pretty well. We had a wedding come up in Port Fairy, and Bill lived in a small country town close by, so we thought 'hey let's drop in!' We hadn't seen him in nearly 15 years, and he would have really enjoyed a surprise visit.
Unfortunately we were 2 weeks too late.
Sadly missed by all, especially the lovely Gwen.

Petronas Towers


petronas towers, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Petronas Towers taken with my iPhone. Quite beautiful at night.

sunset in Samporna


sunset semporna, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Sunset in Samporna shot with my iPhone.
We went diving in Sipadan the next day.
I can't explain how amazing that was. If I had a waterproof housing for my iPhone I would have gone nuts with shots.
Thanks to Scuba Junkies in Samporna!

just one thanks!


just_one_thanks, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

They were serious about this offer. I asked, and yes, you buy one shoe, and the other one is free.

Great marketing. Sandakan.

gift shop at Sandakan airport


gift shop at the airport, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Can't really think of a more inappropriate item to sell at an airport gift shop.

I think he's done a pretty good job with the eyes!


portrait, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

I shot this on my iPhone during my last night in Kuala Lumpur. Nobody else seemed to see the irony of the situation.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Outside Flinders Street, Melbourne


outside Flinders Street, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Rom and I always wanted to do a shot with the Flinders Street clocks in the background, and we finally got the chance. Thanks Jennifer, you guys were so great!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Patrick


patrick, originally uploaded by brendan.oshea.

Me and Patrick from Stillmotion down at Fed Square after the Melbourne Stillmotion Experience. Our team did pretty good with the challenges, with both our entries getting first place.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Decadence!




Recent portraits of Sydney Burlesque dancer Lauren Larouge. We used an old Hollywood style fresnal light which gave these a beautiful natural glow. Hair and Make up by Nerida at NT Designs.