A Lovely Shot From My Buddy…

28 10 2010

Photo By Gavin Marchio

A couple of weeks back I organised a fun shoot down on Long Reef rocks at sunset.  There were six of us Photographers that were shooting the lovely Kate McCracken (in her wedding dress no less).  and we had a ball.

I just saw one of the shots that Gavin Marchio processed which I think is a real cracker. (I think it’s going to be better than my shots that night). Gavin’s not too shabby a photographer (when he’s allowed out to play).  He came up with a really different composition by including our lights in shot.   If you are interested you can check out more of Gavin’s work on Flickr. The other thing that makes Gavin interesting as photo buddy is that he is a salesmen’s dream… If a photo company puts out a new product and Gavin doesn’t own it…. he’ll buy it.  He is physically incapable of walking into a photogaphic shop and not coming out with a purchase  😉  This makes him a good person to go shooting with, cause he has all the gear you could possibly need…  😉





Karijini – Portrait of the “Grand Master”

6 05 2010

Haven’t had a lot of time to process my Karijini images, but I thought I’d take a break from the landscapes to do a stylistic portrait of Mr. Eastway.

We were out doing a sunset shoot of trees.  While the trees were pretty cool I just couldn’t get excited about shooting them, so I pulled out my strobe and thought I’d do some experimenting of some stylistic portrait shots.  I cranked the flash up to full power and “nuked” Peter as I was shooting him straight into the setting sun.  Thats not a sunburn he’s got, thats radiation from the photons I was hitting him with from my flash gun.

I’ve deliberately not processed this photo normally, I am aiming for an over-the-top very stylised portrait rather than a “real portrait”.

What do you think?  Too over the top or cool?

Look forward to your thoughts

Brent