Protected: Advertising Photography
Aug15

Protected: Advertising Photography

I had my first bout with advertising photography on tuesday of this week. I was sub contracted for a job. Details were really sketching. and on showing up to the studio where the Video comercial was being shot and realizing what the product was I was tempted to leave but I already committed and i didn’t wanna be the lego brick in the project that screwed the whole thing. Call time on set was 6:00Am I didn’t show up until 7 though as I knew there wouldn’t be one single thing done till 8:00am or there about. And thats exactly what happened. After each scene was done the actor was brought over to my section of the studio where I had a backdrop set up to get some high resolution and well lit stills for use in print media advertisements for the particular marketing campaign that the company was about to launch. As always I shoot tethered for anything of this nature where i need the clients approval before I can move on. the setup was a 13’3 inch MacBook Pro, tethered to a Nikon D7000 and at one point a D300s (battery on the D7000 died). As soon as I shot an image it was transfered over to lightroom for the client to view and recommend changes if any was required to better suit the needs of their end result. It all flowed perfectly I worked with a simple two light setup and I used speedlights. A sb28DX and a Sb900 in su4, As i recently missplaced my second cybersync flash trigger on an engagement photoshoot in portland. I know your probably wondering; Why didn’t you use monolights though sir. Quite frankly I really enjoy shooting with speedlights. For one they’re small and easy to work with. and secondly I really like proving that a lot of shooters bitch about needing monolights when 90% of their application of artificial lighting does not require it. The hardest part of this job was being patient. The video guys were shooting with an EOS c300 (beautiful beast of a camera btw) they did a few tests to see if my speedlights would show up if I was shooting while they were filming. It did so I had to shoot between scenes I probably worked for 2 hours total but the waiting in between it was just sooooo much. All in all it was a fun experience. The Phase 3 Video crew are really good at what they do. Another thing i realized is I’d really enjoy being a director of photography for a movie or a tv series as long as...

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Kevern and Sabrina Beeput
Dec20

Kevern and Sabrina Beeput

One week later post negril I was scheduled to shoot Kevern and Sabrina’s wedding all taking place at the jamaica pegasus. It was a rainy morning but by the time I got to the hotel it all kinda just faded away. here’s the BTS for this wedding and below are some of the photos,...

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Beach Wedding :: Peta-Gaye & Malcolm Brown
Dec14

Beach Wedding :: Peta-Gaye & Malcolm Brown

I’ve been finished with this images about a week or so but I’ve been super busy so I never got a chance to posting any of them. there was a BTS video on youtube which was shared on facebook and on tumblr check it it out if you wanna here anyway that’s enough rambling here are the photos. Enjoy The wedding took place at Sunset At the Palms, located in Negril Jamaica.  A beach wedding ceremony followed by an indoor reception. It all came together perfectly. If you liked the images. Don’t forget to hit the like button below and or +1 if your on Google...

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On assignment: Flair magazine fashion photo shoot  with D’angel
Feb22

On assignment: Flair magazine fashion photo shoot with D’angel

shortly after tha cover shoot I had to run scarf some food and drive up to my next assignment, all I knew is i was shooting some fashion, not who nor where, in transit to the assignment the reporter made me aware I Would be photographing Michelle Downer, lovingly and popularly know as D’angel. I wasn’t really nervous because I had photographed her before aaggges ago anyway that shoot sucked as I sucked a lot more then than i do now. I wanted to make a statement with these images as best as I could with the limited time i would probably have with the artiste as I had previously learned on a photoshoot with bet 106 and parks host, Roxie :(. Luckily time wasn’t a big issue for reason i cant explain as i have signed a non disclosure agreement. Anywhoo there where 8 looks total and I had the ability to use anywhere I wanted to at the location. Mostly I had a 1 light setup as i didn’t take much with me cause i didn’t now who i was photographing but I did make the best of it. I used the sb900 in su4 as my kicker light in a few shots that i wanted that effect here’s my favorite image from the set. My reason for liking this image is the Contrast in theme A juxtaposition of her attire and location. enjoy and see the rest of the images and article in the Flair Magazine...

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On Assignment: Jermaine and Keisha Bailey Part Duex
Jan04

On Assignment: Jermaine and Keisha Bailey Part Duex

As I had mentioned in the last post , I had a follow up to do with the client. I should have posted this ages ago but the holidays had me supremely busy with work for the Newspaper, Stush as well as My own business. anywho here we go. The location was Morgans harbor yet again Followed by the palisadoes strip ( a little spot that i picked out on the way to morgans harbor that i wanted to use for some twilight imagery with the couple). On this assignment I had some help from Don Giovanni of IMGwire sadly not much help as he had his own business to attend to. I got about an hour of assistance from him which i used to do as much off the off camera stuff I need to do. then after he left I pretty much winged it with 1 speedlight as it was kinda windy and I was afraid of smashing my lights. for the 2 light setups that i did use i went with hard lights to eliminate the wind as a problem. All in all the assignment went smoothly could have been smoother If i had sandbags or an assistant for the entire session but I’ve learnt to not complain and to just make the situation work Here’s a composite of some images from the session,...

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On Assignment: Keisha & Jermaine : Wedding
Dec17

On Assignment: Keisha & Jermaine : Wedding

This is actually a few weeks off. Yes shame on me, I have officially entered blogging backlog. better that than post processing back log I always say.anyhoo, This assignment was fun but i was slightly disappointed because of 1 problem. Time Constraint. There wasn’t enough time to make use of all that I had available and man did I have some awesomeness available. Get this. The wedding was at Forte Charles, based on the time constraint I never even made it over to the Giddy house where I once crafted a really nifty image that i intended to pull off and add on some extras to it alas that will have to wait for another day, on ward with this assignment. The bride and groom were getting ready by Morgans harbor, I picked up my back up who was played by Giovanni Powell of IMGwire and drove over to port Royale (damn that place is far) made it in good time. and started the prep shots As usual Men only take so long to get ready so that was over quickly then it was on to the Women, got the make up, hair, details, dress, shoes etc dealt with it all in good time. As soon as they were ready what we did next was a first for me but man was I happy about it. The bride and groom broke the tradition of (no we cant see each other before you see me walking down the isle) they were all about the photography man, The allowed us to do some formals before the wedding Which I was elated for because I knew light would go fast as its November so I’ld much rather nail some formals now and get some great stuff rather than battling it out in the dark and getting some Okay stuff. n we did just that. Morgans harbor had some really nice areas to work with so that was easy. after wrapping there we headed over to forte charles for the wedding and reception. The wedding started when the light was at its finest (yes i was saying in my head man we should sooo be shooting the rest of the formals now) the ceremony went as expected no surprises or difficulties really, I was already aware that I’ld be shooting on camera flash and directional as well cuz I had no ceilings to bounce light off at forte charles. after that was completed we did some formals before the reception in the forte good images but it was so dark that it really was tricky There were a few that were exceptionally awesome...

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