Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dinner at Ping's

After the Party's Over
The table after we had finished eating.

Me, Ping and Uwe
This is me with Ping & Uwe

Simon and Matt
Simon (the chef) and Matt, his husband

And of course, my own beloved, Brett

Practice Photoshoot

Had some tuition and a practice shoot on the male nude at Urban today and it was a great learning experience. Spent some time discussing the problems you can encounter in getting good models and then looked at how to light the male body to show it off to its best advantage.

Unfortunately it was a bit of a scrum as there were seven of us sharing the space but I got a number of semi-decent shots out of it and know I could do a lot better if I controlled the environment.

We started working in silhouette which had lots of arty potential.


Then moved onto more traditional muscle shots



Finally Jonathan brought out a few props for the model to use which opened up a whole new dimension to the atmosphere of the pictures.