Lauren Ashley & Chloe Morello

It was a fun day shooting with Lauren & Chloe. We used Elite Models Canberra studio to shoot. There was only grey seamless paper in the studio, no lighting, so I had to use my speedlites most of the time. But it was still good to work with a proper background. Dave Reid, again, did an amazing job to change 5 different looks on 2 girls in 3 hours shooting.

We did different style, just for fun, anything could came up from our minds. We played with natural lighting as well:

Natural lighting and a bit long exposure:

And with seamless paper:


1 light:

2 lights:


Photshoot for Jolina makeup

Ah, this shoot was in 5th of November, almost 2 months ago but I forgot to put them up. As you can see below, flowers has been used.

Not much to say, just, I mostly focused on the makeup but not too close on the face only.

This photo was lit up by natural sunlight.

And for this last one, here is the lighting setup:
Quite simple then.

Model: Felissa, Maria & Priya
MUA: Jolia O'Hair
Stylist: Sophia 
Floral designer: Jade

Floral photoshoot in Elite Canberra "v.2.0"

So guys, the vid above is the behind the scene vid for the florist photoshoot "version 2.0". It was a great day. So many good photos we have. Check the vid for my lighting setup and credits info.

Also you can check the photos here in the slide show:

I put here some photos of my fav:


Photoshoot in Elite Canberra

I had a chance to do a wonderful photoshoot in late October in Elite Canberra casting day. The main event was casting, but they need to do a photoshoot there to demonstrate for all the wannabe models can see how it works in the industry by working with a team to achieve a fantastic look. And one big thing to me, FTV came to film us. I've been very exciting to wait for their footage aired on Channel 10.
The ekip, again, led by Dave Reid, yes, the amazing Dave Reid. He did the art direction for flower headpieces, makeup and hair. We had Adi from Lil Blossom Boutique Florist in Canberra came and sponsor all the flowers to made all the amazing looks happened.
This time we had Hannah Billing, a 14 years old girl who hasn't modeled before, came and modeled for us. She's so gorgeous with innocent pure angelic looking. Check out the behind the scene video for everyone's hard working.

And here are a few photos from the shoot have been done with post processing:

As in the video you can see my lighting setup was kinda simple with just 2 speedlites with softbox on axis against a white wall. Here is it:
Quite simple but very effective.

After this shoot, we did another one with this florist theme as well and that was another fantastic shoot, everything look so fascinating. Here is some sneak peak:
So stay tuned for the next entry will ya.


Scarry Liquify

I bet you most of you guys know how powerful Liquify is and how scarry it is as well. I use Liquify a lot to fix my photo, but in just a very slightly way. But sometimes I was overdone with it, because I had to.

As I said before, I don't usually post Before/After photo because it might offend the model. But let's make this as an example for how scarry Liquify is:
The original photo, as you can see, the model as a broad jaw and chin, also she has one bigger eye. No problem. Photoshop can do everything.
How many things different that you can point out?
Would you like to see more Before/After photo like this?

Ali Bromley

Ali Bromley was a Canberra model who now move to Sydney and stay there. She's so gorgeous and a very enthusiast model, working professionally. Before she move away, I had my chance to do a few shoots with her (last entry in the bath tube). This entry is for 2 other shoots with her in editorial style.

The first one is called Faux Four, working with the amazing stylist Gerard Wilton and MUA Lesley Johnston. We did 4 looks for the shoot in 3 hours including changing makeup and hair.

This is my most favorite shot for all time. I used one bare 580EX to lit her up against the sun light behind her.

Reflector card works well, no need for flash. Kudos for the granny paints LOL

Again, one bare flash

You knew the story.

The second one is the following night, I went out shooting with Dave Reid and Ali Bromley in the freezing city night.

It was fun shooting at night playing with long shutter speed and flash. All was lit by bare flashes.

Remember if you work with bare flash and it not aiming in the right direction, it could create harsh shadow on model face by her nose or cheek. You can always touch them out and make the shadow soften. Clone Stamp would be your friend.

You know, I'm sorry for haven't been blogging for a while. So now I'm trying to show more photos here. My blog is so behind of my works, so it's a good thing just to show many photos first, then tips come later.

Here are someof my favorite shots from the slide show above
And here is the team:
MUA: The amazing Dave Reid
Model: Ali Bromley and Lauren Ashley

Next one, again, Dave Reid made Lauren Ashley look stunning:
Was all ambient light.

 Red gel does the color.

The punk bride, blue gel over head and snoot aim to Lauren's face.


I Kissed A Girl

This shoot was responded from an assignment in CIT about a song. I chose the song "I Kiss A Girl" of Katty Perry to produce some image base on the lyric. But working with Dave Reid, a super amazingly talented makeup artist, we did create some thing very fantastic, well, at least in my opinion. We start shooting in the back seat of a Chrysler, a very luxury and spacious car. Most of the time I used only 1 reflector card to fill the subject.

We changed different looks on them:
The sun did good job as back lighting.

Then for the third look, we ran out of time so I need to setup my speedlite because there was no sun at that moment:
Lighting setup look easy to guess, check the diagram out:
Click to enlarge

And last shot of the day, I called it "When it come to an end, there's only hatred left" haha. Mainlight was all natural light.

Model:  Cathrine Norback & Lauren Ashley
MUA & Styling: Dave Ried
MUA Assistant: Julianne Nachouki