Wednesday, August 1, 2012

From my archive-  Anna Meares Olympic Cyclist.

These were taken in 2008 for Womens Health.
Good luck Anna for London.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lighting tips: Summer Midday Sun.

Summer Midday Sun.

As a photographer we try to avoid the midday sun in summer but shooting for the local paper I don't have the luxury to pick the time of day to shoot , but with a combination of several techniques we can overcome the harsh midday sun. On a recent Fashion shoot down at Port Noarlunga in the Middle of November these images were a shot between 11am and 2 pm.

The polarizer is evident in the colour of the sky.
 1. Polarizer (or ND) - The Polariser will reduce the exposure by about one stop aiding the ambient to flash ratio in our favour. Sony Carl Zeiss 77mm Polarizer.

2.Elinchrom Ranger Quadra & Rotalux Deep Octa 70cm - this is one of my favourite location combos very portable(no budget for an assistant on this job) and the 400ws handled correctly is enough to overpower the sun. Using the Deep Octa without the interior or exterior diffusor, just the 14cm white deflector to control the hot spot, is very efficient and also produces a crisp clean light.  

Deep Octa on boom stand nice and close to where the subject was .

Rotalux Deep Octa with Pt Noarlunga Jetty in the background. 

 3. Boomstand.- this will help to get the light nice and close, remember the inverse square law from school, getting the light close to the subject really keeps the Quadra performing and will keep the bare Octa soft. Don't forget the weight especially when working down the beach.

4. Sun direction - Keeping what little angel there is in the sun behind the subject help keep shadow and depth on the subject and also eliminates any cross shadows if you can't totally overpower the sun.
 Model:Madelaine Heath
Styling:Mirella Romano
Hair Make up: Mary Calandro

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fashion - Belt up. North Terrace Adelaide.

Art gallery


Mitchell House Adelaide Uni
Masonic Hall.
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra with Ring flash working like a dream . Kendra from Tanya Powell models also working like a dream. Some desaturation and split toning in post in Lightroom.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vintage Photo - Destroyer HMAS Warramunga.

Destroyer HMAS Warramunga 2800tons 23/3/1957
About eight or nine years ago (before digital and I was starting to shoot copious amount of slides)  I found a nice leather slide box in a op shop on Pt Road. I thought it would be perfect to keep my slide's in. When I opened it I found it was half full of slide from the late 1950's to the mid 1960's .  What's even better they were labeled and dated . I have just got a new scanner so I can now digitise this collection . The only thing I don't know is who is the photographer or what camera he used? 

 The style the youth has with his bike is so hipster and a juxtaposition against the destroyer in the background. It would have been shot on the docks at Pt Adelaide, South Australia. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Urban winter. Mens Jackets.

James from Finesse Models, Out side the GPO on King William Street.

James from Finesse Models, Out side the GPO on Franklin Street
King William and Franklin Street Adelaide, Winter Jackets. The Mola demi on the Profoto Acute 600b and Manfrotto Boom, it's just a great combo for location work.

On Ice.

Charlotte Kelly on the ice.  
Charlotte pushing Kiera in the red sled.
Carlotte and Kiera endured the cold for Sam Dornig's last shoot for with the mail a while. The medium Chimera  is getting a good run latley on the acute 600b, it is the only light source in Charlotte's single shot. I also didn't realise how much condensation would form on all the lights.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fashion - Wicked at the Festival Centre.

Jemma Rix from the cast of Wicked in and around the Adelaide Festival centre.
Lucy Durack from the cast of Wicked in and around the Adelaide Festival centre.
Lucy Durack. and Jemma Rix from the cast of Wicked in and around the Adelaide Festival centre.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Zoom Zoom- In the pits with V8 Vodaphone for Mens Health Magazine

In the pits with the Vodaphone V8 team for the 2011 Clipsal V8.
For a Mens Health Article on dealing with stress.