Strobist-Setups

A selection of non-project based posts sharing my techniques & experiments. Plus tutorials showing behind the scenes images & setups of my off camera flash photos.

Dead Girl

Dead Girl x Mary Choppins!

Had an awesome time doing two Halloween shoots in one last week! Dead Girl featuing Spadgerina & Mary Choppins featuring Rosie & Robyn! Happy Halloween!

Unscripted

Unscripted

I’ve been doing an awful lot of client work lately, and thats lead to a dramatic decrease in the amount of images I’ve been sharing. Not because I can’t share the shots, more because… where does time even go? My lady & I put an end to that last night by having a few hours of […]

Daydream in Blue

Daydream In Blue

She & I spent a few days at the cabin in the woods over the weekend. In between coffee on the balcony & trips to the beach we made some time for a few photos.

Enjoy The Little Things

Enjoy The Little Things

Well 2013 has been an interesting year to say the least. Ups & downs, back & fourths… you know how it’s been. I’m not big on New Years resolutions, I never have been, but for 2014 I am going to try to enjoy the little things more.

Daniel Baker 7

Daniel Baker

My friend Daniel is a pretty awesome illustrator, the kind of illustrator that likes to draw axes & beards as well as beards & axes. At the end of last month I did a quick promo shoot for him in the attic of our favourite local independent coffee shop.

Maid In The Mist

Maid In The Mist

“There’s a smoke machine in the other room if you want to use it?” Erm… yes! Yes I do want to use it! I want to take a photo in the dark! With lights & candles & drama & aweomeness. So we made this.

Daylight

Daylight

Shooting in extremely bright midday sunlight is always a challenge, harsh shadows & ever-changing lighting don’t help the situation. It’s even more ambitious when you want to balance/fight the sun by adding a flash or three. I wanted to get a super bright, almost dreamy, backdrop so I wanted to shoot from a shaded area with a few trees for framing & then use strobes to even that out with the rest of the scene.

Leah - Warehouse Part Three A

Leah / Warehouse Part Three

Final couple of shots from when I shot Leah (See the previous shots here & here). Went super gritty/dirty/noisy here. Mmmmm good.

Leah Wearhouse Part Two

Leah / Warehouse Part Two

Another small set of Leah from yesterdays shoot, but with a really different feel. I used two softboxes almost paralel to the wall, this gave me a really large spread of soft light. I then shot along the wall to get a profile with lots of depth & contrast. That helped to bring out a lot of detail & give the location some verticality.

Leah Wearhouse

Leah / Warehouse Part One

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a lit portrait, so I text my friend Leah & arranged something for today. I’ve had this location in mind for a while but hadn’t had the chance to use it. It was a good job I had a torch with me because we couldn’t see a thing in there. We were pretty much shooting in pitch black, it made focusing a challenge but I still got a bunch of nice shots out of the evening. Enjoy these two, I’ve got some more to edit & I’ll post later this week.

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