Yesterday I went out into my garden and saw my lillies were in full bloom so I decided to take some images, something I haven’t done for a little while with flowers. This is a series of images from simple to abstract.
I have been reading Peter Hurleys book “The Headshot” which is fascinating, I still need to work on his squinch but this is an attempt at something in a similar style. Thanks to the lovely Leahmarie for modelling, Chrystal O’Brien for makeup and Amber King for hair.
I helped out with a shoot at the weekend with the lovely Siobhan Cuttance some flashes and a lot of flour. A great learning exercise for all involved, I managed to take a couple of shots at the end just for fun.
I have only had a little time to play with the images from last night but they really fall into two styles; bright and well lit and much darker and, to me, more interesting light. I do find myself drawn to more moody lighting. Thanks to Chontelle for having fun getting dressed up in Art Deco style!
I have been very busy this week but I had fun tonight playing with manual flash. I have mostly used TTL flash with my portraits so this was something new for me, fortunately it turned out fairly well I think. Lots of images to work through, thanks to the lovely model Chontelle De la Croix, makeup by the brilliant Olympia Geary and Jasmine Clark styling – quite a crew 🙂
A fun night tonight at my local Kaiapoi Photographic Club, we all had a go using flash to freeze action, bursting balloons, falling dice. Great fun and with simple equipment, a very old $5 flash and a couple of triggers – one for detecting the dice hitting the surface and another the sound of the bursting balloon. Thanks to Julia for showing us how!
I gave a talk tonight on flash photography, we covered a lot of ground from portraiture to macros to taking splashes and smoke. Hopefully useful, I can’t share the people shots but a few macros of some slightly sad flowers!