Luckily Seng helped me set the studio lights and the backdrop (well he did it all!) and where everyone stands and which of the cheap lenses i brought would be the best. After a trial of his sync remote we found a little problem. my Pentax wont sync to his Elinchrome lights! bugga!! all we could do was he lent me his Nikon D700 so i could at least start getting some pics while he played with the Pentax. and after about 15mins he yelled " I GOT IT!". seems you need to use 1/160 to sync....not 1/200 like we had it on! *phew*. so back with my camera i started to get in the groove. 6 wardrobe changes, heaps of hats and a couple of interesting accessories including an original 50's phone and an exercise girdle! i kid you not, this thing looked like someone has sown a couple of occy straps onto the front of a girdle and marketed it as a alternate exercise machine while doing the housework! WEIRD!
Anyways, it turned out being a great day for all, as none of us had ever used a real studio before (i'd been there many times, but never for my own shoots) and the photos were just what they wanted, if not more! and i came away wanting to do it again as the girls made it so easy for me as they did all their own make-up and dresses and props. all i did was shoot!
I think it's my best work so far (excluding all those magnificent cars pics, of course!).
so here are some of what came out of this little session. i hope you like them as much as the girls and i did.
|behind the scenes|
|risque behind the scenes (thanks to seng for these shots)|
If you would like a shoot in the studio, check out http://venturephotography.com.au/ for sengs 'stay and play' sessions
also, you may have noticed i have a new watermark! i think these photos deserved it, so i made a new one just for them!