Dance Studio with Lola Frost

Posted on 26th January 2012 in After Dark

Last weekend was busy. I had a fashion/style shoot with Christine Anne, as well I headed to Whistler to capture snowy trees. Both awesome, both a success.

To continue my creativity, I did this shoot.  Lola (@LolaFrost) is full of energy, charismatic, and ready to put her body in the most glorious of positions to create something very surreal. I like working with Lola (we did a shoot a few weeks ago as well); she is fun, and challenges me to match her own awesomeness and fast pace. She moves a lot. With the low lighting situations I usually have to pull the camera shutter pretty slow,  so this also amplifies the challenge!

Who is  Lola Frost ? Well, she is a “Rock’N’Roll Flapper, Burlesque Performer, Bad Ass Dance Instructor, Ninja, Make Out Artist, Sass Master, Rebel with a Cause. Director of Vancouver Burlesque Centre.” In essence, she rocks.

For this shoot I used a Canon EFS 18-55mm lens with a T1i body, and a Yongnuo flash to help bring a bit of light into the shots. I chose this particular lens because it offered me the ability to shoot the close up shots, and also get her full body in the photograph (this much should be obvious) since the space I had to stand back from Lola for some of the angles I wanted were fairly limited.

Using one flash, with such low lighting conditions, was pretty hard; it would throw huge shadows on the background. What I ended up doing was relying mostly on the overhead studio lighting. They were dimmer pot lights, that we used as a spot light. I also turned the flash down to about 1/64 or 1/32 power for most of the shots to add just a little bit of lighting onto some of the shots. It worked out pretty good, but I would have loved to have a diffuser on the flash.

Do you have any ideas I could try to help pop a bit of the model just enough but still keep the darkness to the photographs?


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Coal Harbor with Christine Anne

Posted on 22nd January 2012 in fashion

This weekend I had the pleasure to capture Christine Anne (@christinean) with my camera. We headed to a apartment in Coal Harbor, provided to us by the amazing Jill Sinclair (@hotrodrealtor), in an area pretty close to Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver. The view was amazing, but we weren’t there to observe the scenery, we were there to shoot.

Upon arriving, I was immediately impressed with the lighting in the place: very ambient. Also, I was very happy with the furniture, I loved the couch we were able to use.

Christine Anne hadn’t done much modeling before, but she was amazing to work with, smiled very nicely, and, well, you can see for yourself how stunning she is.

What I used for the shoot was my Canon T1i. I don’t like to use it, but because of close quarters of the apartment, I was forced to either use my wide-angle or my 18-55mm kit lens, so I chose the 18-55 to use because it would allow me to also get detail shots without having to change my lens. It turned out to work pretty good afterall. I also had my Yongnuo flash in hand, attached by a coil-cable to my hotshoe so I could have more freedom to place it wherever I wanted, since I didn’t have a stand for it. For the most part, I used the natural reflector built into the flash, with the flat surface of the reflector pointed at Miss C.

I’m trying to learn lighting, so if you have any suggestions as to what you would have done differently, I’d love to hear.

Hope you enjoy!

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Discover Vancouver, Winter 2012

Posted on 16th January 2012 in architecture, wandering

Vancouver is a very fine city. I find that a lot of people from here are animate about how beautiful this city is, which I agree with whole heartedly (I should note here that I know that it’s not only Vancouver that is beautiful, our entire world has sunsets, mountains, prairies, people, population problems, etc. ).  On Wed the 8th of January, 2012 I looked out the window and what did I see? Naturally I got in my car and took photographs as I wandered through the streets.

My aim was East Van, and it’s view of Vancouver. Perhaps some of you may recognize some of these places?

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From Prince George To Smithers

Posted on 11th January 2012 in adventure, nature

During the holidays I had the chance to head up to a good friends place in Smithers with my brothers. We snowboarded for two days of glorious powder-ific bliss. The 4.5 hr trip was well worth it. Most of these photographs are from the trip home. After the snow had fallen for two days.

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After Dark Fotoshoot With Lola Frost

Posted on 9th January 2012 in After Dark, fashion

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to do a fotoshoot with the talented, and gorgeous Lola Frost (@LolaFrost) who is a “Rock’N’Roll Flapper, Burlesque Performer, Bad Ass Dance Instructor, Ninja, Make Out Artist, Sass Master, Rebel with a Cause. Director of Vancouver Burlesque Centre.” [Yeh, I stole that from her twitter bio].

As you can see, her energy is unreal, her attention to body movement and interest in making it rock practically oozes from her person. So, this made the shoot super easy, super fun, and super sassy!


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