Sunday, 27 September 2009

Charlie McInally 27/9/09

Definitely a busy weekend - Charlie had offered me a couple of hours from late cancellations at the studio weekend she was running at Bent Brae. Definitely very interesting to work in a proper studio with an infinity curve.

Charlie McInally

Fiona shot a couple of sets of her own. Good practice and a lot of fun working with Charlie, but again stuck in my post-processing backlog.

[Full Gallery - Charlie McInally]

Red Kali 27/9/09 (NSFW)

We'd taken an age to make this shoot happen and Lynsey had had a hard week and wasn't feeling her best. Even though we were largely shooting nudes, I think this ended up more as a portrait session.

Red Kali Date: 27 September 2009 © Copyright 2009 Barrie Spence

[Full Gallery - Red Kali]

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Hot Sauce 26/9/09

Sammi had asked for photographers to shoot some behind-the-scenes shots during the making of the Hot Sauce video. The video was shot over two days, with the first day being based around a fashion show concept. I wasn't able to make the second day since I was already booked to shoot Red Kali and Charlie McInally.

Hot Sauce music video: Sammi J Muirhead and Ahmed Khader

Definitely an opportunity to meet folk and get my face and work known.

[Full Gallery - Hot Sauce Music Video]

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

LucidFantasy 23/9/09

Jane (LucidFantasy) was relatively inexperienced and obviously we hadn't worked together before, so we playing safe with a studio shoot. Again, shot against the plain walls.


[Full Gallery - LucidFantasy]

Monday, 21 September 2009

Gilda Lily 21/9/09

Ingrida (Gilda Lily) was looking for something a little different from her usual stage/performing shots, so our objective was simple, more conventional portfolio studio work.

Gilda Lily

Rather than using hung backdrops, I'd decided to use the plain (but scabby) walls and try for a little bit of shadow:

Gilda Lily

The wall worked well, but was a bit fiddly to touch up in Lightroom.

[Full Gallery - Gilda Lily]

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Kirsty269 Nudes 19/9/09 (NSFW)

Kirsty (kirsty269) had found an old derelict farm property that is an ideal location and advertised her availability on UKPM. We'd visited Kirsty the week before to meet and scout the location, so fortunately we weren't shooting from cold.

We started shooting using the limited available light - relatively slow shutter speeds and the camera on a tripod which is so not my style.

Kirsty269 - Art Nude Date: 19 September 2009 © Copyright 2009 Barrie Spence

I subsequently moved on to use a little fill flash and hand-held at higher ISOs.

Kirsty269 - Art Nude Date: 19 September 2009 © Copyright 2009 Barrie Spence

We even finished with the studio flash on a boom with a softbox (powered by a generator) - having carried, we made sure we were going to use it!

Kirsty269 - Art Nude Date: 19 September 2009 © Copyright 2009 Barrie Spence
[Full Gallery - Kirsty269]

Sou DeSade 17/9/09

Shooting with Sou DeSade was just opportunistic when she offered some short-notice availability on UKPM (probably not the best idea since I already had another 3 shoots organized for the next week).

Sou was the first model that we hadn't met before shooting, we'd had very limited communication and she was unfortunately delayed in arriving. There are probably some ok shots from the first hour, but I think the later shots (when we were all more comfortable) are much stronger.

Sou DeSade

Sadly, most of the work is languishing in the post-processing backlog since it takes a back seat to any TF* commitments.

[Full Gallery - Sou DeSade]

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Stephanie_Synthetic 10/9/09

With Stephy we shot again at Cammo Estate


and then the nearby derelict brickworks:


Full credit to Fiona for spotting the poppies in the field that gave us this shot:


Again, all shot with a little fill-flash.

[Stephanie Synthetic - Full Gallery]