Featured Photographer – Emily Stone

09 August 2017 | 1 Comment

 

Question:
Tell us a bit about the image

Answer:
1. This shot was taken in my loungeroom (while my 8 month old son played on the floor at my feet) infront of the large bay windows that I fell in love with when we first inspected the house.

Question:
What inspired you to take the shot?

Answer:
The window and the light that pours through it around 10am – I watch it every day and think “something high contrast – a model in black against that white wall – would look awesome in the right light”.

Question:
What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

Answer:
I used a tripod, remote shutter release, Canon 6D + 50MM 1.4. Natural light.

Question:
Tell us about the editing process?

Answer:
I used my own preset to lay down the base tones in Lightroom, then dodged and burned in Photoshop.

Question:
How does this piece reflect you as an artist

Answer:
Self portraits can be reflective of the artist but also demonstrative of an emotion. A lot of my work – and particularly my self portraits – focus on emotions rather than a portrayal of myself as the model. I like this piece in particular because unlike a lot of my self portraits, it is simple, open to interpretation, and shows who I am, just as myself.

If you would like to continue to follow Emily’s work, check out her pages

www.stoneandseaphotography.com
www.facebook.com/stoneandsea

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Featured Photographer – Brett Harris

03 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Question 1:
Tell us a bit about the image.

Answer:
I love creating a story through my images. This particular image tells the story of a young wife awaiting her lover to arrive home to her. Creating an image from the 1940’s War Time Era, named “Anticipation”.

Question 2:
What inspired you to take the shot?

Answer:
I was inspired by a fellow Photographer by the name of Gavin Hoey, who I follow on YouTube. The piece that he presented was on a Film Noir Portraiture Shoot.

Question 3:
What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

Answer:
The gear I used was a simple two light setup to create a key light through the venetian blinds and a hair light for a fill light. The lighting was key to creating the mood of the shot, giving the appearance of street light entering the window. In this setup we used a venetian blind hanging on a background stand and added a sheet of perspect to create the reflection. By spraying water on the opposite side, this created the illusion of rain.

Question 4:
Tell us about the editing process?

Answer:
The editing process I used a combination of Lightroom, Photoshop and Plug-in Nik Software. Generally using Lightroom as global adjustments to refine the overall image. Photoshop was used for retouching up the model and by using Nik Software to add colouring, style and a vintage appearance to create this image.

Question 5:
How does this piece reflect you as an artist

Answer:
As an artist I find this particular piece a reflection of my storytelling through the len of my camera. This is achieved by connecting the voyeur to the image and allows them to be touched by and relate to the story.

If you would like to continue to follow Brett’s work follow him on his pages

www.facebook.com/B.Harris.Photography

www.instagram.com/b.harrisphotography

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