Welcome to the FoxPix blog. Here we'll talk about various shoots that we have done and also Simon will provide his comments regarding how he achieved certain images.
On Sunday 9th September I had the opportunity to take part in a pre-arranged shoot at a house in Lordship Park, Stoke Newington. The house is used specifically for photo shoots and covered 4 floors, each having it's own theme, plus a garden.
I got to shoot 6 models who looked great owing to the excellent work by the make-up artists and hair sytlists. The costumes were all supplied by fashion designers looking to show their recent work.
I left home at 06.30 and went up on my trusty workhorse (my BMW R1150GS motorcycle) and despite getting lost, managed to get there for the 08.45 start! Having reeled off nearly 600 shots during the all day session, I was not disappointed with results that I achieved. A long day, not getting home until 7.30 but it was fantastic and I will definitely attend another.
Here are a couple of my favourites with a comment explaining how they were achieved.
This first shot was taken with nothing more than a gold reflector panel held by another photographer (to camera left) who caught the sunlight and refelcted it onto the model's face. Simple but effective I think !
This image was slightly more complicated ! The light was coming in from the balcony behind the models, leavng them in total shade. I used a large beauty dish with a studio flashlight in order to throw some light on them without underexposing the background. Having obtained the shot I wanted, I didn't like the original mix of tones between the internal decor and the sky in the background, so I altered the colour temperature of the shot in photoshop to give it a blue tone and then increased the exposure to achieve the final look. Not everyone's cup of tea maybe, but fortunately we all have different tastes :-)
Angela is an up and coming model in the Portsmouth area. She is a natural in front of the camera. This was the seond time we had photographed Angela and we endeavoured to create varied images against a white background. Here are a few of the images we captured.