Shoot: Contrast feat. Jill

I had the pleasure of shooting with Jill again, this time for a studio shoot …the first one in my home studio. The idea was to do a contrasty shoot against a white wall for the subtle shadow to get some depth in the shots.

Go to the PORTFOLIO section to see the results.

PORTFOLIO NOW ONLINE

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Hey guys, I decided to add my portfolio to THE VIEWFINDER. Now you can easily get an overview of my work (outdoor & indoor shoots, look book, events etc) on the ‘ PORTFOLIO’ section and get more in depth info at my ‘COMMERCIAL’ section. Keep an eye on my portfolio to see my most recent work. For now it’s still incomplete so I’ll be adding more work in the upcoming days.

My shoot prep-routine

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Location, model, theme …always enthusiastic when I got an upcoming shoot. For me the best way to prepare one is by illustrating my ideas, locations and inspiration I found in mags or online. That way I get a better visual that I can also present to the model/ client to be even more prepared before actually doing the shoot and sharing ideas results in a better result.

 

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By illustrating I don’t mean the well detailed illustrations (maybe sometimes) …often I just doodle around during the meeting to immediately present my ideas. It’s only natural doing this because of my illustration background. Above you’ll see an example of a moodboard I made for my shoot : Laundry day.

For me it’s nice to be able to combine my other great passion ‘illustration’ with my photography. If you guys got any tips or things you like to do before a shoot share it below.

Shoot: Laundry day, Jill

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“Saturdays are for laundry …so it seems”

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Had such a great time shooting Jill again, this time in the ‘early’ Saturday morning at the self-service laundry. While freezing our asses off we arrived around 10 AM (Yes, that is early for a Saturday) at the self-service laundry where the heating was on, like for real …lucky us!

After a quick look at the moodboard(posted soon) and illustrations I prepared we started the shoot. This was quite challenging because there were customers doing their laundry so we had to work around them …and it was quite busy. Even people from out of town visited this place! So while shooting we not only had to avoid them physically but also trying to keep them out of the shot.

In the end the shoot went well, had a great time and finished the morning with a nice cup of coffee while going through the photos on my camera.

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Shoot: Night walks, Lloyd

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“For me the way to clean my head …”

Nothing beats a nice walk after a full day at work …I’ll have a fag as I look back on the interesting things that happened that day and try to prepare for the next day. Often I visit friends right after work, but no matter what I always walk. For me the way to clean my head, take a moment to check the latest on social media and make a phone call to my parents.

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