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 from Firefly Photography, Sean Dick from Evoke Studio, Nick Tran, Vineet Menon and models Vijay Prema, Sylvia Philcox, Jeffrey Wang and Helen Fergusson.  Feb 2012 seems like a long way back!

Gear used:
– Orbis Ring Flash
– Couple of $100 YN 450’s (You don’t need expensive gear to achieve great results)
– Canon 60D
– Daytime Fireworks

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot - DJ Jynkz

This above was lit with an Orbis Ring Flash.  We crept into a dark “lair” behind some bushes to cut out the ambient light.

 

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot - Helen and Jeff

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

 

“Warming-up” before the takeaway shot of the day.

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

Sean making sure we got the lighting spot on…

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot Behind the Scenes

 

After a trial run without fireworks, Jeff sprang into action.  The results on our first take …

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

Daytime Fireworks
Daytime Fireworks

We then explored the estate for a few natural light shots.

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

 

And headed back to the “lair” for another Orbis Ring flash frenzy.

Orbis Ring Flash Lit
Orbis Ring Flash Lit

 

 

 

 

Finally wrapping up with some staged “role-play”.

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot

Turning onto Rory for suggesting it looked “unnatural”…

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot Behind the Scenes

Hope to have inspired you to just get out there as photographers and models.  Have a bit of fun.

 

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot Gunmen

Jeff nearly suffocating from the smoke here…

 

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot Gunmen

 

Fin.

Corbans Estate Hip Hop Shoot Running Man

 

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  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

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Zhi Lee

Award winning NZ wedding, travel and portrait photographer. Creating images for the enjoyment of others really gets me going. It is through photography that I get to connect with people and express a little bit of creativity.

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