Victorian Rose | Gidget Gravedigger

Posted on 8th June 2017 in fashion

Gidget Gravedigger (fb, ig, podcast) is a fascinating human. Her and her sister have a podcast where they talk all things horror films; clearly by her name, she’s a horror themed human. Sometimes when I talk to Gidget, she says she’s doing something like practicing her ‘horror makeup application…’ she has tarot reading nights, and she likes her bourbon sours.

I always reflect (maybe wince a bit) on whether or not I let people be their true selves when I’m shooting them. I really am trying to stay away from telling them to do things like: “Be a hipster,” “Wear those casual pants there,” or even: “Just do natural makeup,” when they’re clearly not a casual type of person. Some people are, which is totally awesome (cause that’s the way I lean), but some people just don’t get to excited about being casual.

Fortunately for me, Ms. Gravedigger also likes Victorian themed photoshoots in rose gardens – I think it was her who actually suggested we try and do something spooky in the rose gardens of Stanley Park, Vancouver while they were all just thorns, and not blooming. I’ll let you comment down below to approve if we nailed the spooky part, but we definitely got the look down.

tech specs // sony a7 / Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 / Helios 44-2 58mm / Jupiter 11A 135mm f4

Gidget Gravedigger victorian rose - Ned Tobin

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Vanity | Amanda Swan

Posted on 26th October 2015 in fashion

When Amanda Swan (MM) and I started talking about this shoot, she mentioned that she had a great backyard and a vanity to use. If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for location shoots. When I arrived to shoot, she had pumpkins growing in the front yard and a molding Charlie Chaplin framed poster in her back yard. Immediately I thought all things magic.

Officially, this is my first full frame camera photoshoot. I’ll be doing a full review of the camera shortly, but needless to say, the Sony Alpha7 is one hell of a camera. I had the full frame 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss lens on the a7, which did an absolutely crystal clear job of the whole thing. The legend of the Zeiss glass is no myth; these things are sharp. Also trying to utilize the 117 focus points was kind bizarre coming from the 9 focus points on my Canon T1i! It is definitely something I’ll have to practice to get faster at.

Now, Vanity.

 

Amanda CookieCraven Swan - Ned Tobin - Vanity

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