Sexy girls and a bonafide vampire, 10 photographers, 2 make-up artists, around 30 flashguns. It’s the January meet of the Essex Strobist where we visited Dieselpunk Studios again.
A good friend and former model, helped me understand the process behind a successful fashion shoot, and summed it up in a single, easy to remember sentence. This blog post elaborates on the the idea, and gives a few examples of emotions (hopefully) being communicated successfully.
Outdoor photoshoot in Epping Forest arranged by the Essex Strobists. Despite fewer than expected models, it was a great learning experience.
Essex Strobist went to town in Club Live in Vauxhall. The club was VERY dark, but handheld long exposures supported by flash (and a torch to help the auto focus system) turned the darkness into a feature of this visual short story of a young couple’s argument in a London night club.
12 Photographers. 10 gorgeous models. Makeup and props. Camera, light, action! No, this isn’t Hollywood, and it isn’t the next cover for Vogue (well, at least nobody has said so yet). It was the Essex Strobist photo shoot at Colne Valley Railway.
A bit of photoshop turns 12 into 40, and just by virtue of the sheer number, a set of otherwise cute salt and pepper shakers take on a somewhat menacing appearance. It goes to prove that not everything is what it seems.
A high key shot of our homegrown chilli plant with its 54 ripe fruits (yes, I counted them!), and a version with Mr Blue, Ms Red and a black background. The setup for the latter required a gobo and several reflectors to get the light right, and even so, one of the lessons I take away from this shoot, is that more practise is required.
Photoshoot with Chelmsford-based, but nationally and internationally known, band Amoriste. The band brought their red kite. Steve brought his amazing, home-made flash kit. Mother nature supplied grey skies and bright, yellow rapeseed.
A simple recipe for how to make out-of-focus highlights have any shape you want, using nothing more high-tech than a piece of cardboard and a knife.