His photographs of women are stylised by his characteristic touch of shooting mostly in softish, predominantly natural lighting.
“I noticed everyone around me working jobs just to make money, coming home everyday unhappy with it, and during this time, I was too.
I thought about what I wanted to do with my life and remember thinking to myself
‘What are the things I like to do for fun?
… and how can I make money doing them ?’
One of these choices was photography.
I then made the choice to do high fashion and beauty shots.
I have been shooting as a professional for about 5 years now.
I currently use Canon brand digital equipment for most of my work.
This equipment is used both for studio work, and for location shoots.
My lens, the 24-70mm 2.8L is amazing. I am in love with its versatility and quality.
It’s really hard to find a zoom lens that is sharp wide-angle, and telephoto at its widest apeture (2.8).
The Canon 1D Mark IV cameras are my number one upgrade choice ‘Best bang for the buck.’
Sure I wouldn’t mind an upgrade to the Hasselblad H4D-31; but, magazine sized prints are nailed perfectly with any of the 1D series camera bodies.
Generally, I make a lot of choices on the fly, on the day of the shoot.
The lighting I use is 95% natural available light.
If there’s not enough light to shoot at the camera setting I choose to use, I will then power up my trusty EX mountable flash to light the environment around me so much that it lights my subject, thus creating the environmental lighting effect I want.
Low light situations are always tough, and it’s the main reason I use the camera I have.
If you going to shoot low light, then your going to want a camera that has the ability to generate a beautiful grain that does not look digital or invasive to your work, my Canon 1D excels here.
Generally, I use Adobe Photoshop for all my color editing and touch-up.
When I shoot and edit images, every choice I make includes the thought ‘how will this look printed?’
You have to think ahead.
I try to stay very sharp in my profession.
Always, I am studying new technologies and researching new ways to funnel natural light.
If I am not shooting or editing, I am reading.
If I had to give any single piece of advice to another photographer, I’d say this,
‘Dont be scared to try new things. My best training tools were the mistakes I made‘.”
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