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26 March 2012

Hairy Bikers


A bit more of a personal shoot today. I've no interest in bikes but it seems I know three people who are very different types of motorcycle enthusiast. So with my three new models I thought we'd get them a few nice portraits coupled with something I've never tried before (but always wanted to do).

  

Bike portraits! So, with the easy stuff over I climbed into the back of a VW and had a go at shooting out of the back.


Not the most comfy thing to do. Also, I didn't count on it being so hard to do! There's tons to think about and a bumpy road changes your conversion rate from 1 in 50 to 1 in 200, camera shake being the main problem. None of us were competent or experienced so we weren't comfortable moving at high speed. This meant my shutter speed at to be set lower to get a bit of motion blur. Also, shooting at 14mm meant the bikes had to be inches from the back of the vehicle and at 20-40mph we came close to a collision a few times.

I had dreams of attaching flashes to the side of cars and running a really elaborate lighting set up but considering our skill I figured we'd keep it as basic as possible.

  

Then for my something a little bit different. A bit of a failed attempt if I'm completely honest. I had this idea of a bike chase for a bit of fun but think I ran out of ideas after a long day and I'm also somewhat restricted by my post processing skill. It's unfortunate that the Harley Davidson couldn't stick around for very long either, it might have added to the story a little. Still, it's a step forward in my learning and a ton of fun! The lads seem to like them anyway :P

 

Comments and suggestions welcome :)
thanks!
Paul














22 March 2012

Kan Kar Gal Sun

Two brilliant lads at Cloud 9 music made it to number 1 in the world charts today. It took only a single day for their song Kan Kar Gal Sun to get to the top.


 

We had some great fun in the studio making their cover and a few other promo images. Here's a few from the session.



Here's the trailer for their latest video!



Great lads, good luck!










17 March 2012

Action Man

Aspiring model Steven came to me for a the regular portfolio boost but when I saw the kit he'd bought I realised the shoot was going to be a little different to the usual. So we went with it and this is what we came up with:







AAfter we managed to get him some more classic images :)


 

and something a bit sillier :P






15 March 2012

Prabjot Kaur and Sanj

Another from my recent work with make up artists :) This time it was the lovely model Prabjot Kaur and exceptional make up artist Sanj Sandhu. Sanj came up with the concept and we came up with a location to realise it.


Another really fun day with loads of creativity with lots of ideas and some great additions to the portfolio :D

     

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12 March 2012

Kavan and Harminder


 More from my lovely make up friends with MU,  Harminde Kaur, styling model, Kavan Sokhi.
We called up a scrap yard local to the girls in Coventry who very kindly let us snap anywhere we liked :D


We had some fun -
 

I'd love to hear what you think :D
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1 March 2012

Fun with make up

Winter is coming to an end so I'm trying to get all of my non-wedding work out of the way before beginning of what is set to be a very busy summer. If you've read any of my previous blog posts you'll know I've tried to stay away from wedding photography over the Winter and concentrated a little more on portrait and commercial work. A couple of weeks ago a group of make up artists gave me a call to work on a few looks...

The first was by Harminer Kaur with model Raji Kular. I had a great time with these guys, it gave me a chance to work on a different style of photography I aim to bring into both my portraits and weddings this year.