First Band Shoot

This past weekend I got the opportunity to shoot my first Music Band.

A friend of mine is a guitarist in the band Fairchild.  These guys are amazing and I'd highly encourage you to check out their work on spotify (or google music... or whatever music consumption app you favour).

Anyway, for the shoot we were going for an old faded summery, beachy, boardwalk(ee?) kinda vibe and the guys had some inspiration shots for me to draw from which was immensely helpful.

We chose to shoot near Marina Mirage here on the Gold Coast as the guys have recently returned back here from a few years making a name for themselves in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Getting 6 young guys to stand still and concentrate for longer than 3 seconds was always going to be a task but the boys surprised me with their enthusiasm and commitment to getting the shot.  

Some technical difficulties with my new battery powered Godox AD600 strobe (later discovered to be user error... DUH!) notwithstanding we ended up with the following shot which I am proud of and feedback from the band is that they love it too.  Great success! 

 

 

Product shots

I've been interested in doing more product shots lately and thinking about how I'd like to light them.  

I put together a little set for small products this afternoon and shot a few things that I had lying around the house.  Here is a shot of my UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker which I think worked out well. 

More product shots coming soon.  Watch this space! :)

UE Boom - product photography test number 1

UE Boom - product photography test number 1

They left WHAT on the Moon?

There are 12 Hasselblad cameras lying around on the moon.  The astronauts left them there to allow for the weight of more rocks to be brought back with them.

I don’t know about you but I’d rather have a Hasselblad camera than a moon rock. 

4 years, 3 babies.

Today I got to shoot one of my favourite families.  These guys have been coming back for their family shoots since before they even had a family.  4 years ago we shot kaylene's maternity photos and then when little Ayanna came along we had her come to the studio for some bay shots.  Not long after a new little girl was on her way and we've had the pleasure of watching them both grow and develop such beautiful personalities.  Now there's a 3rd little one on the way and the guys came down again to show off the baby bump.  Can't wait to meet baby number 3 next year.  We're going to need a bigger studio! 

Michael and the ladies in his life. 

Michael and the ladies in his life.