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Strutting in the rain…………..

7 Jun

Real professionals can turn the worst situations into unique and memorable occasions that people talk about for ages.

Like the models at the local outdoor fashion event when a storm roared up the coast and dumped all its rain on the runway.

 

Dedication or stupidity?………………..

5 Jun

At the outdoor fashion show, Fashion on James(see more at http://www.facebook.com/andrewplacephotographyQld ) that I have blooged about, the weather was always going to be an issue.

A blast of winter had zoomed up the coast from colder climates and was drenching the whole region.

Backup plans were in place but they would be no where near as effective exposure for the streets traders, so with the little amount of sunshine that was around the show pressed on outdoors.

It was gret until the last half hour when the heavens opened.

The designer taht was still left to showcase her wares and the models got together and decided to push on, as the only two professional photographers present and with me covering for Fashion TV Australia ( http://www.facebook.com/fashionTVaustralia ) Joel Stafford and myself enlisted to willing mobile umbrella stands and kept shooting.

I got drenched but the Nikon stayed dry………………….

Photo by George Swain Fashion TV Australia

Storm approaching…….

21 May

Surfing seems to be a funny sport, at a Tennis match if it rains, the game stops, Racing drivers don’t like rain, Cricket stops for rain and yet surfers leap from the VW Kombis and head for the sea in search of the rapidly building swell.

Stormy weather…………….

1 May

Just a little seascape. I will be shooting a location shot with models near here on the weekend……please don’t rain!!

 

Misty Weather………..

29 Apr

………..well, the Gold Coast version of it anyway.

We have had over 4 inches of rain in the last day or so, and I think that will do.

Outdoor shoots have had to be put off and even a simple walk to the shops with my daughter saw us a arrive a little damp.

I did manage to roll out of bed at 5.00am and scout around for a location for an upcoming location shoot.

Grey skies with misty rain on and off chased me home to a nice warm coffee.

 

Cancelled…………

15 Apr

Yep, a concept shoot for  a  Gold Coast model was sabotaged by the weather.

We had selected several locations to help her achieve the result she was looking for, ranging from parks with buildings being reclaimed by nature to waterfalls, yep it was going to be an epic!

Never mind we have rescheduled and will obtain some great images.

Here is on from an earlier shoot with another fashionable Gold Coast beauty, Kristina.

Pin up Style……

13 Mar

Pin up is one of my all time favorites.

Fun, classy and sexy has to be a winning combination.

The fantastic Naomi posed for us recently, and even though the weather ended the shoot early, we still managed to grab a couple of great images.

Many more too come.

Classic in the rain…………

6 Mar

This week has been really busy, and the variety of genres that I have shot made it all the more exciting.

The downside of all this activity has had nothing to do with late nights processing, nor has it been gear dramas (lets face it the Nikons just keep on keeping on..thanks Rolf)

No, the dramas this week have been the heavens, more specifically what the heavens have been dropping, rain …. and bucket loads of it.

The whole of Australia seems to have gone from drought to extreme flood.

Not good for location shoots.

Anyway, a fantastic model (who I shall feature soon) came down my way with two friends and a beautiful early 60’s Ford Falcon..they bought the rain.

Out came the sheets of plastic and the umbrellas ( held by my ever patient assistant..my beautiful wife) and we shot until we were too wet to continue.

The Rain is Back…..

31 Jan

Yep, after a day of respite from the rain, back it has come.

This young model (Sami) is determined not to let rain stop her from enjoying the outdoors.

Colour shines through………….(with a little help!)

29 Jan

I took the kids for a drive to the north end of the Gold Coast today, just to get them out the house if nothing else. Low and behold the rain held off and we managed a walk and the kids had a play.

It was still overcast and grey but I couldn’t help but take a few shots…you know how it is, a camera is no good in the cupboard and with digital you can always delete at no cost.

When I put the images on the Mac at home there was something missing…colour!

Now I don’t have one of the HDR programs that are available not because I don’t like HDR, it just that I would hardly ever use it and therefore I can use the money to buy my son yet another pair of larger shoe’s.

I fiddled for a while in Camera Raw and these are the results, remember they are just a bit of fun!