Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2013 so far.

O.K. I have been very slack in keeping this blog up to date.

So far 2013 has been interesting. Some very quiet periods, interspersed with some very busy periods.

The have been some lovely and interesting shoots. I find that I am using the proffessional studio more for family type shoots and my home studio more for model portfolio's and my own projects.





Sunday, January 6, 2013

Busy December

This past December I have been really busy. Much better than the previous December. It is always a time when people are generally on leave and have time to do shoots but also have money at that time of year and can therefore afford it.

However the first week of January has now passed and things have gone quiet again. Clients have spent all their money and concentrating on their jobs after the holidays. I do however, have an Engagement shoot scheduled for tomorrow, so it is not all doom and gloom. It also enables me to have time to sort out other aspects of my life that have been neglected while I was busy.





Sunday, December 9, 2012

The New Studio

I have now done a few more shoots in the professional studio that I use in the past few weeks and have a few more booked there in the week ahead. It is just so much easier to have a permanent setup and the results of the shoot are also really stunning.

I have therefore decided to also use the studio for my 1 hour "Mini Shoots" as well. I have managed to keep my prices the same as I charged in my home studio and absorb the cost. 




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Keeping busy. Nice variety of stuff lately.


Since my last post I have been having a nice diversity of shoots.

A few model portfolio's
Some Family stuff.


Lots of mini Portrait shoots for business cards and websites



I have also recently started using a new professional studio just down the road from me and am very satisfied with the results.

This will from now on be used for all full shoots and I will be using my home studio for Mini shoots and my own projects.


 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Studio Shoots without a backdrop

Last week I did another shoot for alternative model Luna for her webpage on the Suicide Girls website. 

One of their requirements is that no backdrop be used in any images posted on their site. Now my studio is always set up in my lounge anyway. I just move the furniture and erect the backdrop on a stand, so it was easy enough to just leave the couch in it's usual position and set up the studio lights and shoot away.

I was actually very pleased with how this worked and will be offering this as an alternative in the future for all studio shoots.






Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This and That - Latest Work

Since my last post, I have been busy with a variety of shoots. Mostly Family Portraiture but a Beauty Pageant Shoot and a Portfolio for a local well known and very talented actor and entertainer as well.

Here are a few images










Monday, July 9, 2012

Luna - Suicide Girl.

I was approached by my alternative model Luna, with whom I have done several shoots in the past to do a shoot for her page on the Suicide Girls website. I have see the website before and it is for alternative models only. She wanted to do a theme shoot of pinup style "Cupcakes and Sweets".

Now Luna, who I have got know quite well in the last year or so, is normally quite a shy girl and the images on the website she wanted images for normally are quite sexy with a bit of nudity in a lot of them. However after having done a few shoots with me, she said she was comfortable with this and would be using some chocolate body paint and strategically placed cupcakes in the more "risque" shots.

The result was a really creative and fun shoot.





Monday, June 18, 2012

Artistic Nude Shoot

I usually do about 4 artistic/glamour nude shoots a year. My main reason and motivation for this is that apart from capturing the beautiful female form uncluttered by clothing, it really helps me stretch my creativity to get tasteful yet sexy and erotic images. It also allows me to play around with different lighting setups and effects in order to help achieve this, which I cannot really do to the same extent on a normal portrait shoot.

Lately however I have had 3 nude shoots in the last month or so. With most South African models strict upbringing it is fairly hard to find models that are willing to pose nude, so when the opportunity arises I have to jump at it. The shoot I had last week was with a lovely Czech model who now lives in Cape Town.




Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Alternative Model/Tattoo shoot.

A few months ago I went to a "Ink and Iron" day (Tattoo's and Bikes) and there I saw this girl with a lovely tattoo of a mermaid on her leg. I took a photograph of the tattoo as well as of a few others.

A couple of weeks ago I got a request for a shoot from Candice, an alternative model and she mentioned that she had tattoo's and pieicings. The shoot finally happened last Saturday in collaboration with my friend and fellow photographer, Fiona Byrns. When Candice arrived for the shoot I immeadiately noticed that it was the same girl whose tattoo I had admired so much.

Here are a few images from the shoot to show you what I mean.




Saturday, May 5, 2012

Helen

And now for something a bit different. I was contacted by a model scout last week who said he had a more mature model who wanted some tasteful artistic nude images for her portfolio.. I was happy to oblige.





Roxy

I did a late afternoon beach shoot last week, assisted by Fiona and Colleen. The light to start off with was harsh and unfortunately the susnset was not great. The "willing victim" was Roxy van Eyck. Roxy has just had to abort her swim from Robben Island to Blaauwberg a day or two earlier due to very cold water and hypothermia setting in. She was great and being superbly fit, had lovely muscle definition and her general "glow" showed in her photo's. We had fun!





Black Shouldered Kite

Black Shouldered Kite
Taken with Sigma 150-500 OS lens

Lioness

Lioness
Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Caracal

Caracal
AKA "Rooikat". Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Winter Surfer

Winter Surfer
Table View, Cape Town, South Africa

Eric Harley leading off.

Eric Harley leading off.
Barrier Buttress, Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa