Sunday, 9 September 2018

Kat at the Pier

I posted a last minute casting yesterday and got a few responses, but first on the list was Kat T, so we arranged to meet this morning for a shoot, with a mood board between us giving some suggestions.

Our initial plan of using Linlithgow Loch as a backdrop was killed off by the Pedal for Scotland event causing havoc with the roads so a quick move along to underneath the Forth Bridge (yup the one Everyone calls the Forth Rail Bridge) was undertaken.

The weather turned for us, with the rain stopping and the sun shining just as Kat arrived, and it began again just as we were heading back to the cars.

This was an entirely digital shoot, with a mix of my Canon kit and the Olympus Pen with the SLR magic Toy lens for some added interest on some of the shots.

Kat is a natural beauty and great fun to work with, and I'm already looking forward to working with her again in the future.




Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Parklife with Chloe

The second set of images from this second shoot with Chloe Bella Armstrong, this lot the ones from the digital cameras, a mix of my Canon and the Olympus (with the SLR magic Toy Lens).

Some of these images i totally have to say are some of the best work i've ever done, i'm utterly in love with them.

some of the Lensbaby and SLR Magic shots are a bit soft, i really need to look more into the focusing, or buy a VF2 for the Olympus to help me with the focusing, and i'm very temped by the new Lensbaby SOL45 for a much sharper element.

That said the main image here was shot on the Lensbaby Original and i just love it.





An Instant With Chloe

A second shoot with the amazing Chloe Bella Armstrong was inevitable, she's just an amazing model that makes it so easy to get epic images with. Chloe is easy going, fun, very professional and the camera utterly adores her so it's easy to get some epic images.

This first lot from the shoot were all shot on Instax Wide instant film using the Instax Wide 300 camera. It tends to like natural light better that flash or continuous lighting, and works really well.

Saturation of some of the colours isnt as good as others, i think this likes pastels more than bright vibrant colours, but it's still very interesting indeed and i'm over the moon with the results.






Wednesday, 29 August 2018

A Caribbean Twist

So more from the Caribbean Body Paint shoot at Synergy Photography Studio with the very lovely Ziggy.

Was an interesting experience doing a group shoot like this again, and good fun, for the most part.

These are my favourites from the digital selection, still need to spend a bit of time on edits of others, but these are the ones i loved most from the shoot.

The instax and polaroid were my favourites, i really enjoyed using them both.


A Ziggy Zig Aaaa

Another shoot over at Synergy Photography Studio, this time it was as part of a group shoot with Saskia doing some Caribeban body paint on model Ziggy.

This first bundle are shot on a mix of Instax Wide and Polaroid 600 instant film, i'm really enjoying the look of the instax over the polaroid and it's so much easier to deal with, along with being more affordable, so i think i'll stick to a lot more of that in the future.

The main image was one i really liked, pulling in the bowens gelled flash was initially something that i tried on the digital shots but i prefer the look on the Instax.

These were shot on either the Instax Wide 300 or the Polaroid Onestep Flash.





Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Miss Su and the Toy Lenses

I was pretty happy with the shots from the Fujifilm Instax Wide but the other part of the text was using a new lens i'd picked up, an SLR Magic 26mm f1.4 Toy. It's effectively a 26mm CCTV lens with a custom mount for the Micro Four Thirds format, so i used this on my Olympus EPL1.

I also had the Lensbaby original out for a bit of a play also, which is always good fun to get that out and have a play with.

The manual focus on the Olympus with the Toy lens and using the screen on the back, with my new varifocal glasses, wasn't the best idea to be fair, i need to look at options for zooming in for focusing or buying the Olympus VF3/VF3 electronic viewfinder for the camera to help with focussing.

Really happy with the results here though, they're looking good and i'm enjoying the imperfect-ness of them.