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Friday, October 1, 2010

Sept 2010 - Weddings

The month of September has been busy.  Shot a couple of weddings this month, the two featured weddings are posted on: www.pbase.com/sandychanphotography

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brandon, Dustin and Genkai - 08/2010

These are the recent male model shoots that I've done:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Various - 07/2010

Recently I noticed that I was missing some male model portraits in my portfolio.  As the weather was so nice this summer, I thought that it would be good to get some beach shots.  Shooting male models is easy (or less work) in that makeup artists are not required and the models would be ready to go when they arrive on set, but its often challenging to find the angle that captures and show their body in the best way through the use of light and shadows.  I had a lot of fun doing these beach shoots!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Sonja - Bridal Shoot 07/24/10

Cindy, the makeup artist, and I collaborated on a bridal shoot last weekend.  I loved the natural makeup that Cindy put on Sonja; she looks stunning in her wedding gown.  Here are my favorite photos from the photoshoot:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Amy - 07/11/10

Amy wanted to do a beach bikini photoshoot.  Thought that it would be a good opportunity to take my bike out for Amy to pose with~  My finger therapist (injured it from volleyball quite some time ago) suggested me to check out Crescent Beach, as there is nice scenary for the background and I can roll my bike in relatively easily.  Glad we did it there.  It's an awesome location and we picked the perfect time/day to go.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Katie - 06/29/01

Long been waiting for a sunny day in Vancouver, Katie and I went to English Bay for a beach photoshoot.   Katie's a great model.  Although she's only 17, she connects with the camera very well~

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bridal Shoots

I worked with several makeup artists recently to build up each others' bridal portfolio.  With the great efforts of the artists, the brides look stunning!

Here are a few pics with Cindy (MUA) and Lola (Model):

Here are the ones with Vivian (MUA), Linda (Hair Stylist) and Mei Nor (Model):

More pics are posted at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandyhschan/collections/72157624386390524/

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Heather - 06/26/10

Here are a few pictures taken with Heather, who is an international cheerleading team's coach.  Tessa brought along a costume with her in doing her makeup too~ A 1980s with a very vibrant colors look?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vanessa - 06/20/2010

I have long been waiting for this weather to do a photoshoot on the beach.  The weather has not been cooperating for over a month now.  Due to the unsteady forecasts, Vanessa and I could not firm up the details of our photoshoot until the day of the shoot.  Except for getting a parking ticket and getting my cellphone wet on the beach, I'm quite happy with the results.  Vanessa has a great attitude and she's a lot of fun to work with.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gisela - 06/19/2010

It was my first time working with Gisela. Tessa did a great job on this silver shimmery makeup.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Painting with Light - 6/10/2010

Did some light painting with Matt and Jasmine today.  The pictures look pretty cool don't you think?!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Various - 05/26/2010

Tried out a couple of different lighting styles:

1) Flat lighting - strobe shooting from the ceiling above Vanessa; having a scrim on top of Vanessa's head creating a big light source, and 3 fill cards surrounding her (one in front of her bouncing light from strobe back to her face, and one on each side of her).  Another strobe shooting at the background.


2) Shutter drag - 1 second exposure capturing the ambient light from the projected light (using colored glass bottles and gel cards) shooting at the background, while Melissa's accurately exposed as the main subject.

3) Gradient lighting - trying to create a  lighting that is gradually fading off from one side to the other.  On the subject, it's brighter on the right side than the left and on the background it's brighter on the left than the right.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Zombie Shoot - 05/24/2010

Model Mandy, makeup artist Tessa and I did a slit-throat photoshoot a few months ago. Tessa is awesome with special effects makeup. The photos from the previous shoot looked very real:


This time we did a zombie theme. After 2 hours of makeup, we walked to an alley close by and took a couple of shots there. People were stunned of how Mandy looked and it was a lot of fun doing the photoshoot. The following are my favorites:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Katie - 05/07/2010

Katie is very photogenic and I enjoyed capturing her beauty on camera.  We did a photoshoot outdoors back in February, photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandyhschan/sets/72157623264067995/
and we said we were going to do an indoors shoot sometime in the future. Thanks Katie for driving all the way from Surrey to do the shoot and the following are my favorites: