This past June, I traveled to Ghana on self-assignment to do some photo documentary work and loved the experience. I made this video with the little footage I captured here and there. Hope it makes you want to go to Ghana!
Shot with Canon 5DmkII + Editing in Premiere Pro CS 5.5 : : Timelapses imported through Adobe Lightroom and compiled with Quick Time Player 7
COMING UP SOON: TUTORIAL ON HOW TO CREATE TIMELAPSES (Step by Step)
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Just finished my edit from my trip to Ghana and just received the proofs for the lab. I’ll mail these out to the amazing people I met along the path in Ghana. After seeing how excited and happy people became when my girlfriend brought pictures back to the families she visited in a previous trip, I decided I have to do that! It’s amazing the joy that an image can bring to someone although for a short while, I think we worth it. I exchanged mobile numbers with several people so I will be able to get a confirmation that the images got to the people. Let’s hope so ; )
Traffic, cars and cement…perfect ingredients for centering yourself with some yoga?! Here’s a urban yoga photo shoot I did a few months back with yoga instructor Mercedes Ngoh. It was a lot of fun and we got lots of looks from pedestrian and drivers in the process ; ) It went really smooth as Mercedes is just amazing and she can perform poses that I don’t dream of achieving, and she did them in total control over and over again. If you are in London, be sure to come to one of her upcoming large scale yoga class in Hyde Park (see her Yeo Town London website for details). Check out more of my favorite images from the shoot in the full post.
It all happened so sudden yet it flowed so perfectly. The exact time was 6:23pm on May 10th 2011 in Trafalgar Square, London, UK. People “spontaneously” gathered to practice yoga! Here’s a video I made combining 5DmkII footage and a timelapse from my 40D on a trusty ol’tripod. It was really an awesome event! It’s funny how some of the security personnel were making fuss for nothing, calling it an “unauthorized gathering of individuals” (you can see a few in the video ; ). [UPDATE: this is actually a follow up to my original post about the event. I just got some time to put the video together so enjoy!] TIP: See it in HD by clicking HERE
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Tagged flash mob, gathering, linkedin, London, public, stop motion, stopmotion, timelapse, Trafalgar square, video, yoga, yoga flash mob
I just got back to London from Ghana and finally had some free time to process the images from an awesome dance shoot I did a month ago with the talented Manou Koreman. The idea was to show the multiple dimensions of dance in this series. Check out more of my favorites images from the photo shoot along with behind the scenes look at the lighting setup in the full post
Model: Manou Koreman : : Assistant: Sebastian Hinds
Posted in Behind The Scenes, Recent Work
Tagged behind the scenes, bts, dance, dancer, dancing, lighting setup, linkedin, one light, photography, photoshoot, quadra, urban
Wouldn’t it be great to capture the idea of lightness or the subtlety of a an “uplifting”moment? Well that’s what popped into my head a few weeks when I totally got inspired to finally to do a photo shoot within those lines. I always had this idea in my “images to create” list by never got to it… until now! As I’m now working on an up-beat stop motion video that should be ready next month featuring “J Poppins” as the the main actress, I though of making a image to go along with the story (“J” as in Justine who is also the model in this shoot). But to the point, I thought of sharing some insight on how to create a trick “levitation” image as these are always a blast! Check out the lighting setup and step-by-step tips on how to make it happen in the full post. To warm up just kick back and play the video below (best in fullscreen with HD on):
As you may have guessed the video is mostly comprised of the stills from the session (which would explain the vertical orientation) but I thought it would be a quick way to show how this came to be. Here is my favorite image from the shoot, entitled “Fly-Away” – Click image to enlarge or resize to your screen size:
For techies: Shot with Canon 5DmkII with 24-70 F/2.8 @ 27mm | F10 | 1/200th | ISO100
Model: Justine Alexander
So if you’re reading this line then you’ll definitely want to see how the image was made, so… Continue reading
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Tagged behind the scenes, bts, how to, image, J Poppins, Justine Alexander, levitate, levitation, lighting setup, linkedin, photo shoot, tips, trick, video
On a busy Tuesday evening, at 6:23 PM, yogis all “just happened” to start practicing at Trafalgar square. It was an awesome scene. The event was organised by the great folks at Evolve Wellness Centre and was a total success. It was awesome as there was a great diversity of people that participated; there were yogis, business people in suits, children, cyclists, and mothers that brought their little one along (check out the rest of the images and video below to see what I mean). Here’s one of my favorite images which was actually taken by my second camera that was capturing the timelapse video ; )
I was commissioned to, of course, make some images of the event and also to capture video footage as well as to make a time-lapse of the event. Here is the video from the event:
[UPDATE: I just made a video of the event this week. Hope you like it:]
Check out the second video and more images after the jump… Continue reading
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Tagged community, evolve, evolve wellness center, evolve wellness centre, flash mob, London, public, Trafalgar square, union, unite, unity, wellbeing, yoga, yoga flash mob
Recently I wanted to make an image with the gritty feel that I like and that is often seen in commercial sports campaigns. I just like to raw feel to it. I decided to make a running action shot which was also a good excuse to test out the Elinchrom Quadra lights I just got ; ). While location scouting during golden hour by the Thames River, I found these gorgeous reflections off this building. So I set up the lights, and after making Justine running in a circle for a while here’s what we got (image below). More details on how the image was made and lighting setup shot right here.
While I had some spare time when out in a chalet in the French Alps a few month ago (after an exhausting day of snowboarding ; ), I decided to shoot this mouse. And I shot it all right. You have to admit Apple hit the spot in term of the aesthetic design on their Magic Mouse. In any case, I found this great African wood carved piece that I thought would bring a nice touch as a background element to contrast the tribal figures with this thing that seems to have come from space. More images and how it was made after the jump…
During my week long trip to Florence (Firenze) – which is a gorgeous city by the way – and had the chance to meet Melissa Ferrer from the It’s Yoga studio. We scheduled an unplanned shoot and although we didn’t have much time together, the photo session went really smooth. Melissa is quite talkative, bubbly and a great model; she just had the serene yogi look. Here are some of my favorites below. If you’re ever in Florence and feel like you need to center yourself (from the sometimes overwhelming crowds of tourists ; ), you definitely have to swing by her studio ; )
Strobist info: As I didn’t have all my gear and we had little time, simplicity was king. It was lit with two speedlights bounced off the walls behind the camera right and left (getting some soft fill light thanks to those white walls ; )Images were shot with Canon 5DmkII with 24-70 F/2.8 and 70-200 F/2.8 IS lenses @ ISO 1250 / F2.8 or 4.0 / 1/160th.
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Tagged fitness, Melissa Ferrer, photo shoot, posture, postures, shoot, studio, yoga, yoga photo shoot, yoga photoshoot, Yogi