Every once in a while its nice to be able to organize a creative shoot just for the portfolio, no clients involved. It allows no restrictions and no pressure. I was fortunate enough to meet Jaime Halliday while photographing the fashion show held to raise money for WE CANADA (for more info, check out the earlier bog on WE CANADA)
Jaime mentioned that she used to kick box which then got my creative juices flowing and after a few coffee meeting found ourselves in Ironworks studio in downtown Vancouver. Not your average white walled studio this is bare brick and fenced window but was exactly the look i was after.
The team consisted or Jaime Halliday, Cloe Johnston (makeup artist extraordinaire), my trusty assistant Brodie and myself.
With a clear image in my head of exactly what i wanted to get out of this shoot we hit the ground running. A few moody shots, action photos and managing to get covered in climbing chalk was all part of the days work.
Geek Section: This is a bit of a hard one as the lighting changed a lot during the shoot. The camera setting stayed pretty much the same though. I was shooting at around f11 trying to give me a large depth of field, ISO 100, shutter speed 200. Flashes were 2 Alien Bee B800 and an Alien Bee B1600. Light modifiers were a beauty dish and two soft boxes. Although a lot of bare flash was used for harsh lighting and dark shadows.
One of the things i am looking to getting into is covering the days antics with video media giving the client an option of seeing the days shoot in action and show potential clients how myself and my team work. Here is what we came up with: