On Assignment: Jamaica Star Tabloid Sumfest Looks Poster Girl Photoshoot

On Wednesday July 7, 2010 I conducted a photo-shoot, Capturing a series of Glamor images for the Jamaica Star, to show the looks for each night of reggae sumfest; dancehall night, international night and so on. One of my favourite images from the shoot is seen to the left hope you like. the image ran on july 13, 2010 as the center spread for the jamaica star. I didn’t retouch at all, may do that when the time comes around. This weekend is out as i’m shooting a wedding in montego bay and will begin sorting n retouching on that on sunday. I posted the other images from the star sumfest “look” promo on my facebook page. feel free to take a look n don’t be shy of the like button if you think it looks good it. Difficulties faced on this assignment photoshoot took place when the sun was its meanest 12pm – 2pm so i was in constant search of shade and trying as best as possible to keep the sky out of my compositions. I pretty much had to max the shutter for all images, and work the aperature and light accordingly to expose at the luminance levels I wanted / needed That was pretty much it in terms of problems faced. everything else i could have worked around. Equipment Used: nikon d2h sb 28dx cactus poverty wizards smith victor lightstand and shoot through umbrella as you can see i got a bitter sweet equipment list for the assignment. however could you tell that i was using a 10 year old dslr?? could you also tell that i did no retouching to the subject at all?? I’m just curious . Is there anything you think i could have applied in camera to get a better result lemme know what you thinking hit me up in the comments with your answers p.s Yes my name is spelt wrong Gladestone.. dunno where that came from but hopefully it wont happen...

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Maternity & Glamor Shoot

This Saturday at the home studio I had my first maternity shoot Ever, and first in studio glamor shoot in a looooong time. The good thing is I think somewhere along the line of working as a photographer I’ve managed to kill the nervous vibe that comes before a shoot, Because there was absolutely non of that this time around. And while I’ve met the client before I don’t really know the client that well. So I’m kinda proud of the fact that the jitters are now gone. The concept was simple, Some elegant and beautiful Maternity photos and mix some glamor in there, because which mom to be wouldn’t wanna look haawwt right? :). We did just that. Here’s one of the glamor images done, hope you enjoy. Difficulties faced: The plan was to shoot tethered, was unable to do so because eos utility wouldn’t allow remote shooting with the 30d (turns out it was a windows 7 thing, so i had to update eos utility, didn’t do it in time for the shoot though so i shot hand held saving images to card only) Usb cable wasn’t long enough could have used some more space It was soooo hot, we had 3 fans in the studio space as a result which took up space Make up: Done by Nickel Rhoden Haynes (twitter: @vampnixen) Lighting: I worked with a two light setup triggered via poverty wizards key light shot through a white shoot through brolly, kicker light was shot into a reflective brolly both hoisted on smith victor stands. Conclusion: Overall a fun shoot Client was comfortable Showed in the photos She loves what she’s seen so far Everybody’s...

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