Elizabeth Payne - Live In Sydney

This was the photoshoot I did in holidays with Elizabeth. We drive to Sydney and stay there for 2 days, walking around to do high fashion editorial - like fashion shoot. Assisted by Elizabeth's boyfriend, Sam, and 2 makeup artist, 1 hair stylist in Sydney, we create such a beautiful work, well in my opinion.

This time, check out photos:

I really love those, especially those shots in the urban night scene. Here you can watch the behind the scene video:


Models: Elizabeth Payne & Sam Rooney
Makeup Artist: Sarah Jane Bryan & Aimeè Bower
Hair: Carolina
Wardobe: Anna Dixon

Make a studio shoot with speedlites

Hi guys, I'm sorry for not updating my blog for like, ages. Been busy a lot when semester ended then holidays was fantastic with Melbourne and Adelaide. Well I've been shooting a lot as well but I didn't have many time for blogging although I had many great results from photoshoots. I'm so glad to work with a lot talented people to create some such wonderful images. It seems that the poll on my blog shows result that you guys need more tips and tutorials. Very well, I've been always trying to remember to take setup shots for you guys, not in all of photoshoot but yeah I did.

Here is one of the shoot that I setup to use my speedlite as studio strobes to do beauty / makeup shots. Check out the photo first:

So, basically I used one speedlite fire through square softbox on a lightstand high above model head. I added another speedlite fire bounce to a white card board below model's face to fill the shadow under her chin. Here is the setup shot:
And yes, it call 'Hollywood lighting' a.k.a. 'Butterfly lighting'

So, let's move on the next lighting setup. Check out photo first:

A bit high key photo. And now, check out the lighting setup shot, you will figure it out:
Yep, 3 speedlites, 2 from both sides and another one to fill by bouncing to a white card board.

Then, let's move on the last lighting setup:
This is my most favorite shot of the day, I love how the light look very soft, the shadow in the middle of her face created 3D look but still have a few details in the shadow area, filled by a card board (hold by my girlfriend's sister)
Check out the setup shot:

And yes, that's it. You can see that we can always achieve all kind of artificial lighting by any mean any how. It could be continouse lighting, studio flash or small portable flash. The most importance thing is how we manage to put the light direction in the way we want. And that's it (again). I hope you guys like this little lighting tips I share to you and well, feel free to share me yours.

Model: Chloe Morello and Jodie Nixon
Makeup by Chloe Morello
Assistant: Simone
Location: Jodie's house