On Assignment: The little Black dress
Aug24

On Assignment: The little Black dress

A fashion shoot with Jessica Bryan who was a fill in for the absent model. She did very good as it was her first time ever modeling. The photoshoot was for the Flair Magazine, a story titled the history of the little black dress. The shoot was sheduled for about 12pm, and everyone was on time so to speak the location was the pulse complex on trafalgar road (parking his horrid there, you’ve been warned). The sun is its meanest at that hour so i sourced out some shade and was essentially good to go. One light setup: sb 28dx modified with a photek softliter and triggered with Cybersyncs. Ideally I wanted a two light setup.. and I do have about 3 – 4 lights in total however no means to Trigger em as yet (some csrb’s are required). I Positioned the lights mostly camera left and high so i could both use it as a hair light / keylight. Worked pretty well. the rest was like clock work. For the image i threw up I moved the light to camera right as it gave me more detail on the little black dress from that side. A few adjustments had to be made in terms of shutter speed and iso as the sun was in and out behind clouds affecting the exposure here and there. we were done in about 2 or 3 hours. It was fun The photos came out great. They were published on monday 23, 2010 in the Flair center...

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On Assignment: Marsha Mcknight
Aug22

On Assignment: Marsha Mcknight

Talk about a serious case of back log man.. anyway here goes. The subject was Marsha Mcknight the L’Oreal brand executive at Pioneer Manufacturing Distribution Company Who is a really busy Woman from the looks of things. We nailed the shoot time everybody was on time and everything. The location was Devon House however the second I dropped the lightstand I was attacked by the flash light police saying we need to speak with front desk at the admin office for the details on photographing (which was pay of course) Luckily there was this awesome wine bar called bin 26 Who allowed us to do the interview and photoshoot in the winebar which was rly upscale n fancy and IT HAD AIR CONDITIONING!!!! God it was hot!!!. after that all was well. At the point in time of this photoshoot I had not figured out the whole Auto ISO thing on the D2H so the camera was bouncing around the iso levels giving me unwanted noise in some of the images but at least its sorted now (present day). For this I used a one light setup as the second poverty wizard I had on me started flacking out on me. it was my pretty standard on location one light setup about 45 degree angle for the light get the composition right nail the aperature and the shutterspeed for the exposure (the iso sadly was out of my hands so it was like iso roulette). and here is the end result. For the image I put up the speedlight (sb28 was camera right at about 1/4 power) and about 4 feet away. You can see the noise issue in the dark areas I was talking about due to the high Iso values. Marsha Was awesome to work with, easy to work with which always makes me happy as it makes me able to focus on making my photos look right. To learn more about Marsha Mcknight read the article in the...

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To Mobay and back in a day, Oh and i shot a wedding there lol
Aug07

To Mobay and back in a day, Oh and i shot a wedding there lol

This is actually from about 2 weeks back July 17, 2010. I had been booked for the wedding about 2 months before by a wedding planner who I had worked with before but on different photographic service (baby shower). We had to negotiate a bit and build a custom package that could suit her client’s needs and budget. The pro’s in the situation was its a small wedding, And i can soooo do this The cons were, Its in montego bay and i live in kingston and do not own a car, Its on a a saturday and I had the photojournalist day job thingy to do, I dont own a car. With the help of a good friend @stewpert who travels between kingston and montego bay regularly I was able to call in a fav for a mobay run for the day, I’ld handle food and gas for him. dude agreed and everything was ready. My backup for the wedding was already booked @9970000 of IMGwire. We left kingston at approximately 7am and were in montego bay by about 11 or 12pm. Got to the location which was beautiful may I add, and scouted for locations to shoot the formals and so on. The wedding was set to begin at 3pm but you know how these things are, left the shoe, left the ring omg my hair etc.. we were about 2 hrs delayed. during that time we nailed some decent preparation images and detail shots. Once the actual ceremony was underway the rest was history, Formals were done in under 30 minutes as it was a small group and I ensured i moved quick before people started getting restless. Here is my favourite image from the bride and groom formals. We went off camera for the formals, kept it smiple though 1 light above and directional, very soft lightsource and the rest was history, think i went as high as 1/2 power at one point the recycle times were bearable though so it all worked out. didn’t even need a lightstand, had @9970000 hand holding the light and that worked out perfectly. I think i left montego bay about 9pm that night.. after grabbing a wendy’s double to stuff my face as I was unable to eat anything substantial all day Wendy’s… yuuuumm :). Oh for the rest of the images please follow through to the...

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