Tag Archives: Techniques

Body Painting with Bill and Rebecca Ann

I participated in a Bodypainting shoot with the lovely Rebecca Ann. She was painted in the style of a Celtic Warrior by the incomparable Bill Milward. The results as you can see were spectacular. One of the neat things is that one of the rooms we shot in was painted blue lending itself to being able to use it for Chromakey(Green Screen) photography allowing me to edit some the pictures and put them in Celtic like scenes. The overall product turned out amazing.

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Shooting in the Cold

Recently I had a terrific shoot with an exceptional lady and her horse. Emily and I shot at her stables and even though we were shooting indoors inside the stable it was incredibly cold. Although we were indoors, the stable itself was not heated and the outdoor temperature was -16. It was pretty close to that inside. We managed to capture some awesome shots of her with her horse.

Even though she had not done much modelling in the past it is obvious to see that she is a natural beauty in front of the camera. The interaction of her with her horse was truly a pleasure to see. I consider myself lucky to have worked with her and would definitely relish the chance to do so again. Hopefully it will be in a much warmer atmosphere.

Motion and Flow

Recently I took part in a photo session with a lovely model named Karolina. In this shoot we played with fabrics and motion as well as a portion of the shoot where she got down and dirty in playing with flour. The effects under both portions of the shoot were spectacular, but I will let you decide for yourself.

Orange Butterfly
Orange Butterfly
Blue Dream
Blue dream
Angel wings
Angel Wings
Tossing Colours
Tossing Colours

She went on to do the flour shoot and some of those effects were amazing. See for yourself.

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Danica – Beautiful Devil

Conducted another wonderful photoshoot with a new model. Although not overly familiar with fashion modelling she is very adept at COSPLAY. This allowed her to excel as a model in both fashion and COSPLAY. I have a number of shots below of her in the various outfits. Suffice it to say she is a natural.

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Shooting at Night

I had the opportunity to practice some night photography this week. I was afforded the opportunity to head downtown to the city center with my camera and a tripod. Given that night falls earlier now it was still relatively early in the evening so there was plenty of subject matter to capture. Here is a shot of the City Hall

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Shot of the City Hall through the fountain

Of course there are some other things that can be done at night with a slow shutter speed. The next couple of shots were taken at ISO 100 at a 4 second exposure time. It provides a neat effect with the lights forming trails.

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Shot of the Lone Start through the light trails of a City Bus
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Trails of the Trolley turning the corner

Lighting Techiques

I recently attended a workshop on lighting where we worked on a number of techniques to bring out the pictures to their max. Commencing with a simple one light setup we began with the use of a beauty dish above the model and a reflector below. This provided us with catch-lights in our model’s eyes in two places (upper and lower eye). A sample is here with our Model Katlyn.

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Katlyn – Clamshell (Beauty Dish and Reflector) Upper and Lower

The Second setup was similar but we used two Soft Boxes in an horizontal layout. Here the catch-light appeared in two places again however the angle was horizontal this time.

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Next we tried some shots with back-lighting. This was done with a strobe and a blue gel cover to give a blue colour to the image.

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Here is a sample of an image created this way with our model Katlyn.

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Blue Back light on blue hair light image.

Be sure to check out the other shots of Katlyn on my Flickr Site.