On Assignment: Cedella Marley’s Fashion at UWI Usain Bolt Track

Hello there again, two blog posts in one day… I know right.. crazy. Anyway this photoshoot was done last week wednesday I believe. lets talk about the Location. The Usain Bolt Track is the training grounds of jamaica legends such as the man the track is named after “the Hon Usain St. Leo Bolt” that aside. the place is not so awesome for a photoshoot at all. the sun was murderous maybe 32 degrees Celsius and the wind gusts were terrible. the wind demolished one of my softbox umbrellas. There was absolutely no shade, the changing room was a pretty solid distance from the track and there was only one model, (the beautiful Shona Bewley who placed third in the Miss Jamaica World 2012 Pageant) so we couldn’t shuttle 1 to change while I shot the other and keep things moving in that order.

After trying to shoot the first image with a softbox / umbrella and eventually removing the mangled remains of the umbrella / softbox i figured yea.. lets do this barebulb, its 12pm anyway and mid day sun aint that easy to overpower when your shooting with speedlights, three speedlights.. but speedlights non the less. ganged an sb28, a Yongnuo YN-460 and a sb900 they did pretty good all things being considered.

now the next challenge after working out my lighting was were to shoot the model. the place is literally a track big blue circle with white lines dividing it into 8 lanes -_-, after staring at it for a few minutes we came up with a few things which all in all worked out pretty well. here are the images from the shoot.

This image while I really liked it couldn’t be used as it didn’t really show the clothes, which was the main purpose of this fashion shoot.

Cover Photo for the issue

Paul March doing his thing.

For a few behind the scenes photos and images of how the spread was done in the paper, head to my google+ page over here.

Author: Taylor

Award winning photojournalist specializing in lifestyle oriented assignments but not limited to that field. My other area of interest is sports and environmental portraiture I've photographed many fashion editorials for the Jamaica Gleaner's Flair Magazine among other photojournalism assignments for the gleaners daily publications ranging from sports, special features, food, lifestyle and Hard News. My inspirations come from photographers such as Joe McNally, Chase Jarvis, David Hobby, Annie Leibovitz, Jerry Ghionis, Joe Buissink among others. The long and short of it all though is I love taking photos and Making things look beautiful..

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