Planning your photography with a makeup artist


The Thought Behind the Makeup When putting together a themed shoot, as we did with ours, it’s important to collaborate with the makeup artist on the concept.   I had the privilege of working with Lisa Robb who not only grasped the concept, but added her own spin to it.   Lisa is a qualified Makeup Artist who’s work

Vulnerable Angel – Katrina McCloy


After our main dark angel shoot, we took to a darker more shaded part of the forest and did some magic with just 1 large 80cm x 120cm softbox.  To get a nice reflection on the angel wings, we bright the softbox right in close.  A few branches and twigs were cloned out to declutter the

Angel Fallen From the Heavens


Forsaken, banished, forlorn, the dark angel gazes into the heavens, angry but repentant. This image was lit with a blue softbox above and behind the model, making it seem like lighting from the heavens.  A red gel was added for slight accents to add to the surrealness in working with the fantasy theme. The fire

Fallen Dark Angel Fantasy Shoot with Fire – Behind-the-Scenes Teaser


A Creative Collaboration with: Models Katrina McCloy  Alisha Fitzpatrick  Vijay Prema Makeup by Lisa Hosted by Evoke Studio Pyrotechnics by Vijay Prema BTS Videography by Vijay Prema and Vincent Chik BTS Stills and logistics by Don Chin and Vincent Chik One day I was sick at home and watching BTS videos of other photographers. Then I came across Benjamin

Getting Creative with Fire and Gels


Flash gels are pieces of coloured transparent plastic film that you can place in front of a strobe or external flash to change the colour of light being emitted. In our last post post about fire photography, we described the setup for photographing fire.  In preparation for our creative shoot next week, we had a

Elevating Dark Angel


A Casting Call in Epic Photography Lately I’ve been following Benjamin Von Wong and getting sparked up (notice the pun as you’ll see later :)) with ideas for a new concept. Von Wong is known for his “Epic” imagery which are products of a good vision combined with exceptional lighting, and of course a large budget

Reliving the Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot


What better way to kick-start a new blog by pulling out some old photos? I’d just gotten hold of an orbis ring flash, Vijay wanted to dispose of daytime fireworks, a few photographer friends wanted to get creative, so we pulled this baby out of the bag. This was a collaboration between photographers Rory Laubscher