Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Shroud! Featuring Paula

When I am part-way through a shoot and I interrupt there is a very good reason. Paula produced a wonderful scarf which looked very oriental and the idea just came. With her beautiful face and totally engaging eyes I played about with the lighting to produce some wonderful close-ups. Just enjoy. Paula Brett Actress and Singer 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Positively Paula

There is always something positive about Paula. She comes with enthusiasm to every shoot. There is always a flow to our conversation and everything we do is full of ideas to get something that little bit different. You will have to wait for that as I will make a separate blog of that! Sorry. Paula has come a long way since last year. She has completed her course at The London College of Musical Theatre and is so much more confident. She even has an acting agent. Hopefully they will be happy with her new images. Terrific day.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Abi Amidst the Ancient Woodland

Having had a lovely lunch at Devil's Dyke we embarked on our next location. It was going to be a mystery until we arrived literally. The idea was to drive and stop where it was interesting. One of my ideas was to do something with the Seven Sisters just east of Seaford. The sun was searingly hot so that was a major factor as we pulled up. Instead of heading for those chalk cliffs we saw the fantastic woodland surrounding the car park. Very ancient the woodland turned out with wonderful fallen trees. Lovely dappled light came through the branches. Even so lighting was going to be tricky so I adopted two ways. 1. With the on-camera flash. 2. ISO set at 400 and shutter speed set to the slowest without getting camera shake. Abi was her fantastic self; climbing, leaning and sitting on trees and branches. The aim to get as many different looks and feels certainly worked. It is always lovely to spend time with Abi. Being creative as a team and sharing great conversation certainly makes for a successful shoot.