This image looks straightforward enough, four people posing in the arch down at Saints Harbour. In fact it was a composite of 4 separate images merged together in Photoshop. Trying to light this with one light would not have given me the correct amount of light on each of the models faces. It sounds a tricky shot, but with a bit of planning is quite straightforward.
We have taken many pictures of young cycling star James McLaughlin, but this is the one that makes it to the finish line! I was about 50 meters away when I took this with my zoom lens. I wanted to ensure James stood out in the evening light and used a flash triggered off camera. The redness of the stones at Grandes Rocque complemented the scene perfectly.
We took a great many wonderul wedding images this year, and we have many many favourites. I picked this one as it was one of those days when the couple wanted a beach picture and the weather was about as far from “beachy” as you could imagine! We underexposed the background in this shot and lit the bride and groom using our off camera flash equipment, turning a dull day into a moody and atmospheric day! From dull and overcast to album cover in a shot!!
Sometimes ideas come on the fly. I was shooting Nicole Thomas at the studio and decided to try a few things with the fan. I rested it (it is huge) between two chairs pointing upwards and asked Nicole to lean over it! The resulting shot is so different from the normal fan shots that it is definately worthy of inclusion in the faves of 2010! See our post on Photographic courses below for information on how to take pictures like we do!!