Thursday, April 13, 2017

Taking More Mono Photos...

It has been a while since I posted due to work and personal commitments.  Hopefully I will be posting more.  So here goes...

Model: Hanna Taylor
I have always been a colour shooter.  I just love bold colours, but recently I started experimenting with black and white.  Some images are close to mono, more like 80% desaturated.  That look just appeal to me.  This goes hand in hand with a style of retouching I am using more and more of.  That is under exposing the image and then dodge and burn in Photoshop.

Model: Hanna Taylor
It is a technique I started to use about 18 months ago.  Now It is used with mono or desaturated look.  These images of the amazing Charlotte Daintelle were shot with this style of editing right from the start.  I make sure the image is slightly under exposed to make this style of editing easier.  When ever I shoot, I always have a mood board created.  Without one, it is easy to drift off in different directions and make sure I stay focus on the goal.

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Model: Charlotte Daintelle
It is a style I am still developing and will carry on refining.  There are more photo shoots planned and I will be sharing more with you soon.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nicola Granada Colour Beauty

A quick post after a long rest.  I have been extremely busy and did not have much time shooting.  Even when I did it took me quick a long time to process and edit the photos.  Carrying on with the colour beauty series, I worked with Nicola Granada model and Clarissa Clary MUA.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Kyoto and Osaka

After my visit to the ultra modern Tokyo we got on a bus to Kyoto, the old capital of Japan.  The capital city was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo.  The population is about 1.5m people and you do notice it is much less crowded on public transports.  There are noticeably more tourists in Kyoto than in Tokyo.  There are also a lot more older buildings in Kyoto and wasted no time visiting them.

Nijo Castle in Kyoto

Imperial Palace Kyoto

Old Gion District

Arashiyama kyoto

Modern Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Kyoto

After a few days in Kyoto, it was off to relatively modern Osaka before returning home.  Osaka has a mixture of old and new that is typical of Japanese cities.  It is much more of a mini Tokyo.  Here are a few more photos that sums it up.

Overall, Japan has amazing photographic opportunities for photographers who wants to capture something that is different to western countries.  It have a mixture of old and new.  Also it is a safe, clean and organised country.  Definitely worth a visit.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Post Card from Japan, First Stop Tokyo

It has been a while since my last post.  Hopefully I will be posting regularly again.  I took a trip to Japan recently on a family vacation.  Photography tend to take a back seat as I am traveling with my family and I have to travel light.  For this trip, I had my Olympus OMD EM10, Panasonic 20mm F1.7, Olympus 9-18mm F4-5.6 and Olympus 40-150mm F4-5.6 with me.  All this fits into a small bag.  A small travel tripod was also taken on the trip and only taken out when I know I will be taking some night shot with long shutter speed.  Here are a selection of photos from Toyko.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Tokyo.  It is super clean and the people extremely polite.  For anyone travelling to Japan it takes some getting used to.  For photographers Tokyo is very photogenic and offers many opportunities to take some great images.  My next stops are Kyoto and Osaka...