Point Nepean

21 11 2010

While this is only the start of this post, I wanted to share the day I spent with my lovely wife down at Point Nepean, south of Melbourne.

Cowgirl Stance

Colour

to be continued….





Wedding Bells–Brendan & Sulakshana

16 10 2010

A rainy day greeted the wedding of Brendan and Sulakshana today, but this did not dampen the spirits.  A great time was had by all, and I was delighted to be involved.

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to be continued….





Studio Time

14 10 2010

Got to spend some time in the studio, more at 11

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Picnic At Hanging Rock

20 06 2010

On a cold and wintery Melbourne day we decided to venture out for some adventure. Hanging rock, a short distance outside Melbourne was a quick and convenient place to get to.

Climbing to the top, (which isn’t really that hard), was short 30 or so minutes away. The cloudy day made for a dramatic background.

Dressed in her latest g-start raw purchase, Peggy happily modeled away for the rest of the afternoon.

Restless

Pool Of Light

The day was fairly uneventful, just a bit of wildlife to see along the way.
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Mentoring Day

26 04 2010

A day (well a few hours actually) of shooting a list of themes.  Basically here was a list of 7 or so items, worth a certain number of points.  Wandering the streets of Melbourne, split into two teams, we had to shoot the list of topics, process, and get back for judging.

Though photoshop was not banned from use, I made the decision with the team to use only what we could achieve in our cameras, and with the equipment we had brought in our bags (yes you could argue that bringing a laptop, with Photoshop would count, but we wanted more shooting time, and less editing time).

Making our way from Melbourne central towards Chinatown, we then slowly made our way up till we got to a dark alley I had used once before for a shoot. The space I had used last time was closed off, so that was a loss, but a roller door was open, and inside was a wonderfully dirty, greasy, smelly and dark room. A room with character, and many of the elements we needed for the shoot.

Horror

Horror

Using the multiple exposure setting of the Nikon D700, and a remote trigger flash, I was able to create this shot.

Macro

Macro

Again in the same area, this shot was taken with the D700 and a flash hand held above. There is glass, hair and grease in this photo, and it smelt as bad as it looked.

The idea of the day of shooting was to have fun, but also expose some of the newer photographers to the thinking of those whom are maybe slightly more experienced, giving each of them a chance to take photos, or even plan the direction of the shoot. This will be one of many such days in the year ahead.

Hopefully next time there will be less topics, and more time to share ideas. 🙂

Random

Taken by one of the team members, shows me preparing the horror shot. Thanks Sam.
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Babyface

6 03 2010

Another night a Babyface club

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Babyface

27 02 2010

Shooting again at BabyFace in Melbourne, here are a sample of the photos taken for the night. For more information, booking, and the rest of the photos please visit www.babyfaceclub.com.au

The atmosphere of the club is amazing.

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And the people are friendly and having fun.

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