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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:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Erik - 04/28/2010

What a rare opportunity that I got to take a few 'formal' pics of Erik.  As much as he likes to take pictures himself, being a model and posing in front of a camera is a big no no for him.  It wasn't easy to get a few natural, cool-looking poses...but we managed to pull it off near the end.  Here are a few decent ones: