Sunday, June 19, 2011

Artistic Nude Shoot.

I did an Artsitic Nude shoot this week for a new model who is both a Yoga Teacher and Burlesque Artist.

I find that the main challenges of this type of shoot are to ensure that the results are "tastefull and artistic". Anyone can take a photo of a subject standing/sitting/lying down with no clothes on and one needs something else to make the image "pop". The use of creative lighting effects goes a long way. 

I find that capturing the sensual and beautiful lines of the female form to be extremely satisfying.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

My studio at home.

I have decided to post an image of my studio setup at home. I often get enquiries for large family or group studio photoshoots and it can be clearly seen that I do not have enough space for this type of shoot.

To set the studio up, I have to move all the furniture out and dismantle it again after the shoot. This involves about an hour and a half's labour in total.

The image was taken using just one of the studio lights. During the actual shoot, the lights on the white backdrop are activated, blowing most of the creases etc out. The rest are taken out during editing. Underneath the white backdrop is a black backdrop.

For larger families and groups, I move my stuff to fellow photographer and friend's, Fiona Byrns,  house nearby. She has a much larger space and I have done family groups of up to 9 people there.

It all actually works quite well!!

Editing finished

I have finished editing all my latest shoots. Portraiture shoot for a young guy and promotional shoot for a musician for his CD covers and advertising posters.


 

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