Fitness shoot with Natania. 8 months post partum you can see what discipline and dedication can do!
Had an amazing two week trip to Namibia. This arid country in Africa has a population of only 2 million in an area twice the size of California! This image was taken over the Namib desert at an altitude of about 1000m.
A follow up to my previous post regarding the importance of professionally applied make up - here is the final result. Spectacular use of colour!
We shot a test shoot for make up artist Adelle Jung today with the assistance of Boss Model, Julia. The importance of using a professional make up artist cannot be underestimated. Not only does your subject look her best but the post shoot editing process is so much easier when you are not fixing poorly applied make up.
Now, I am not known as a baby or child photographer BUT when this little lady came to town how could I resist! She is the daughter of my 'baby' brother who now lives in Amsterdam.
The unabashed curiosity of little ones is always a joy to watch - and to photograph!
As per my previous blog, here is one of the images taken at Lindfield House (Victorian house/museum). This heritage site is owned by the charming Katharine Love. She lives here among hundreds of antiques from the Victorian era and takes tours around the museum. This shot was taken with a wide angled lens as the place is rather cramped!
Creative portraits such as this require a lot of planning and teamwork but are definitely worth commissioning as you always get something unique.
Model: Marita Marianos. Make up and hair: Adelle Jung. Vintage dress: Katharine Love Vintage jewellery: Katharine Love
Scouting out a location is invaluable before a shoot. Here are two images I took in a Victorian house here in Johannesburg that is now a museum. Excuse the quality - these was shot without flash at very high ISO.
This particular location is small, dark and crammed with antiques and books. I am going to be photographing a model in here and I can see already that lighting and space is going to be a major challenge.
The shoot is on 12 May so look out for posts on this one!
I once read an article by a top professional wherein he described photographing dance as ' one art form portraying another'. I couldn't agree more! The challenge with photographing a dancer is that you are using a still medium ie a photograph, to show the grace and beauty of an art that is all about movement.
This image is one of a series taken last Saturday in Johannesburg at Lightstation Studio.
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Here is a behind the scenes look of a shoot I did at a firm of attorneys in Johannesburg this week. Great bunch of people!
For my first studio shoot of 2018 I did a maternity shoot for the beautiful Natania on Saturday. This is my favourite of the day as it brings out her mischievous personality as well as her beauty. Black and white always works well for maternity shoots. This was lit with one large soft box in studio and the 'wall' is a white poly board.
Maternity shoot. Black and white portrait.