Monthly Archives: February 2014

Update Time!

I seem to be blogging quarterly. I do intend to do something about that, though it’s not particularly easy.

Anyway. So, what’s happened since November? Well, I closed out the year with some decent shooting, as I thought at the time…

Strobism, aiming for cinematic.
Strobism, aiming for cinematic.
More modelling headshottery.
More modelling headshottery.

 

Part of an attempt at fashion... Which didn't go horribly, but not fantastically either...
Part of an attempt at fashion… Not terrible results for a first go.

…but came to decide that I didn’t like it all that much, resulting in not feeling particularly inspired as the new year rolled in.

I played with some food photography, it was kinda fun:

Cookies!
Cookies!
Pie!
Pie!
Most of a full English!
Most of a Full English! (Start of Paleo diet in January)
Interesting concoction I made for dinner one day!
Interesting concoction I made for dinner one day! (Shot a few minutes too late, it looked juicier before)

While I didn’t particularly find my calling as a food photographer, it was enjoyable enough to keep doing and as the month progressed, the weather got brighter and warmer and thus I found my inspiration and determination returning.

So, lately, I’ve shaken myself off, booked as many models as I could make contact with for the next few weeks, and pressed on with new ideas. The couple of shoots I’ve done with Brad Taylor have been pretty fantastic.

I initially made contact because I needed someone fairly athletic looking for a fitness shoot…

I turned it into crazy alien zombie invasion though, because it was more fun!
I turned it into crazy alien zombie invasion though, because it was more fun!

…and it turns out he’s also a rather successful session bassist who knows many musicians all over the country. Now there’s a stroke of luck! So, naturally, I had to get him back in for music portraits. Here’s a couple of my favourites:

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I feel like I’m finally starting to solidify a direction. I really enjoyed shooting these music shots, it felt “right.” I’ve wanted to add commercial music to my quiver for quite some time now, and this shoot definitely cemented that.

A busy few weeks ahead, and I’m not planning on slowing down any time soon! Many of these shoots will be article’d on Phototuts, so you can get more info on specifics later if you want.

All for now.

~Rob