Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011

30 10 2011

Well it was Zombie Shuffle time, and it was pretty scarey for all those whom were not zombies 🙂

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011





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….





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.
Setting Up





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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babyface club

And the people are friendly and having fun.

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babyface club

babyface club





BabyFace

20 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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The people of BabyFace

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Homage to the Asian side of the BabyFace.

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Fintona Girls’ School Formal

12 02 2010

This evening I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the girls for their year 11 and year 12 formal. “Situated in the inner eastern suburb of Balwyn, Fintona is an independent, non-denominational day school for girls from Prep to Year 12.” – Fintona’s website.

It was a wonderful opportunity to photograph so many pretty girls in wonderful dresses. You all looked so beautiful and I am honored to be able to have been a part of it.

Below is a small sample of the photos that were taken on the night, it was a fun night had by all. It was a challenging assignment, not unlike shooting a wedding, but where all the girls are the center of attention.

It will take me a while to finish sorting the 1000 or so photos I took on the night, sorting out the eyes closed photos, those with photo bombs, and those that well, just should not be seen by others.

Pre-formal Party

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Venue Group Shots

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Misc Shots From The Night

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Fintona Girls

Please note, the full size version will not remain on this blog for long, they will be scaled down, and replaced with the final images to protect privacy of imagery once image processing is complete. The above images are a sample to get you girls excited about the images you will have access to in the near future. Paul