Rockstar Shoot – Behind the scenes video

24 04 2011

This is my final post regarding the Rockstar shoot that I did a couple of weeks ago.  Boy it was a hoot, it is one of those shoots that keeps on giving… every time I go back to my RAW files, I find more images I want to process up (like the one at the top of this post)..

I have edited up a behind-the-scenes video that was taken by our trusty assistant Andrew Tiddy on the day (thanks Andrew, great job).

You can either watch it in-line here or if you want to really appreciate it, click on the vimeo logo in the bottom right and watch it in High Definition on the Vimeo site.

Music: Mediate by INXS





Rockstar Shoot Part 2 of 3 – Light Beam Tutorial

16 04 2011

For some shots adding beams of light can really create bring impact into your images.  The two images that you see here are examples where I felt that emphasising the light beams in Photoshop would be beneficial to the image.

In both images, when I was in the studio taking the shots, my eye could see the light beams better than the camera recorded them, so I felt it wasn’t really “cheating” to bring back what I experienced in the studio.

This tutorial utilises another of Calvin Hollywood’s techniques for “ray of light”.  I highly recommend his DVD tutorial called “Calvinize”.

The following tutorial shows how I post process this image of Daniel.  The emphasis is on how I process the background light with rays of light technique from Calvin.

This is a pretty advanced technique.  I hope you enjoy it.





Having Fun With Smoke

12 09 2010

Yesterday a few of us went out to the Old Dunlop Factory and made these images with model Zoe Rayne.

We used pretty simple lighting gear (3 speedlights for the first shot) and a single speedlight for the last shot.   We gelled the key light with a full cut of CT O and set our cameras on Tungsten White Balance which through the background into a nice eirie blue.  I borrowed a smoke machine and rented a small generator and we had a lot of fun playing around.  For those of you that like the “behind-the-scenes” videos, I hope you enjoy this one.

Music is by Arcade Fire and the track is called “We Used to Wait”

Enjoy

Brent





Photoshop Tutorial – Graffiti Artist

31 08 2010

Last weekend I had a ball with Kajo and Chris Belyea shooting this image in the old Dunlop Factory.  The model is Sarah Jane Kelly who is a lovely young girl to work with.  I was evaluating a set of Elinchrom Ranger Quadras for the weekend, so I went out with the goal of shooting a stylised portrait of the model as a graffiti artist.

I was very happy with the way the shot turned out.  I applied quite a bit of stylised post processing.  If you are interested in how I processed it, check out the tutorial below.

Enjoy

Brent








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