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Vintage Red……….

23 May

I love the colour red.

It says so much, it can mean danger, it can purvey sexiness, and it can say look at me.

When you combine red with a vintage dress, a great figure and some lovely retro furniture you can say a lot in a little image…….

Back with Friends…….

24 Mar

I received a welcome phone call the other day from good friend Jodie. the artistic director of Multiplay Entertainment. Unlike so many agencies, Jodie and Multiplay don’t stick to booking safe, boring acts, they make sure they provide Entertainment with a capital E. From cabaret to burlesque, and just about everything in between, the thing I really enjoyed is that the talent are all so friendly. Simply they love their jobs and enjoy entertaining.

Anyway back to the phone call, we will after a bit of a break be teaming up again for some great new projects, life just gets better and better……….

Black and White………..

31 Jan

Whilst I was shooting a burlesque show at a large Brisbane restaurant, the piano player mentioned that all he had were some snap shots of himself.

We moved away from the piano as it was near a bar lit with multi coloured LED lights which are in fashion it seems and captured this.

Just like the keys on the piano…Black and White!!

Event Lighting

21 Aug

The most difficult thing for a photographer to tame is light, no more so than with lighting at events. If your lucky you may have the chance to talk the organiser into moving a light, but almost all the time it is what it is and you just have to be prepared for anything. Fast lenses, Full Frame sensors, a monopod maybe or if your lucky, use of a speedlight. Then of course be prepared for lasers, coloured strobes and mixed styles of lighting, all this coupled with fast movement can make you start to think that landscape is easier ( it isn’t). However as long as you have the gear above, a pocket full of spare cards and batteries shooting events is great fun. Time goes quick, your arms get a workout and thigh muscles scream for a break but every now and again magic happens and you get a card full of shots that the client gets excited about. When you shoot events be prepared, have a ball, enjoy the show and just remember, it is what it is….great fun, remember you could be working for a living.

Burlesque !!!!!

20 Aug

If all entertainment was able to combine so many facets of our basic make-up, the world would be a better place in my opinion. I was lucky enough to shoot a show put on at Temple”www.mytemple.com.au” on the sunny Gold Coast by the wonderful talent from Multiplay Entertainment “www.multiplayentertainment.com.au” . What a fantastic time I had, pre show shots for the cast in full costume and then on to images taken throughout the incredibly fast paced, saucy and sexy show. Great dancing, singing that was of the highest quality, and without sounding creepy some of the most beautiful girls you are ever likely to see all clothed in traditional burlesque style. The great low light capability of the Nikon D700 sensor was put to the test and came through brilliantly. Shooting with 24-70 and 70-200 f2.8 lenses at an average ISO of 1600 most of the images came out with little noise. This was the first time I used the recently obtained Black Rapid strap and I swear I will never go out to sports or event shooting without it again, just great!! Do yourself a favour (thanks Molly for the great aussie saying) and catch a Burlesque show soon and if your lucky enough to see one put on by Multiplay Entertainment you will have the best night you have had for a long time.