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A couple of weeks a go I did a model test with Elise S for Trend Models. I also did a location shoot with her at Øysand the following day, shooting dresses for designer Malin Wannebo Varslott. Helping me out with make-up was Ann Karin Williams Aastø from OurStyle.org. Kudos to Elise for not complaining about the cold weather.
Also for this fashion photo shoot we did a short video teaser, enjoy!
Wednesday I did a model test with Maren Elise Aasen from Trend Models and Team Models for her model card. To get a more various portfolio she wanted something with a bit more attitude than she have had the previous shoots this year. Not complicating things I set up the shoot at my gym using just a plain, white wall as a backdrop. Doing make-up was Ann Karin Williams Aastø from OurStyle. As my stylist fell ill the day before this first outfit was picked out of Maren’s friend’s wardrobe. The next outfits I had to do a quick trip to BikBok to pick out. Get well soon, Marthe!
Yesterday I had a test shoot with Maren Elise Aasen (Trend Models / Team Models). Despite working with a minimum amount of equipment and doing the shoot rather impulsively it turned out quite okay. Helping me out with make-up was Ann Karin Williams Aastø from OurStyle.
The setup consisted of a Nikon D800, Nikon MB-D12, Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8G vrII and a Nikon SB-900 mounted on a bracket and with attached to a i-TTL flash cord. The lens in the picture is a 35mm f/1.4G which were to wide. I had set the SB-900 to fire of with a power output of 1/8th-1/16th and zoom at around 90-120mm. Since I have mounted the flash so close to the lens it gives you a smaller shadow behind the subject. I have been looking to buy a flash bracket from Custom Brackets which does exactly this without having the standard bracket twisting.
Lately I’ve been working on some projects, this one is for the designer Lina-Therese Schiager Brækkan (LT Design) who is currently studying at Fashion Design Akademiet in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is one of her trousers. Model on this shot was Charite Viken from DP Models and helping me out with hair and make-up was Ann Karin Williams Aastø (OurStyle).
Having little time to finish this shoot some quick plans were made to do it in Trikkestallen Skatepark. I brought my camera, a SB-900 and an silver umbrella and tried to make the best out of this shoot.
A year ago I bought a light modifier for my off-camera flash, Nikon SB-900. I’ve been doing a great deal of off-camera flash photography lighting whole scenes with these tiny flash units. The modifier I bought was an Orbis Ring Flash. A plastic unit which popped on your flash forming an circular light making soft shadows and neath highlights on the subjects you are photographing.
The story behind this shot gives you some ideas on how you can get various shots without moving across town for new locations. Last autumn I didn’t have any permanent studio to work in when I planned this shoot with Charite Viken and the stylists from Ourstyle. I was determined to do a shoot with Charite even though the autumn so far had been quite cold and an outdoor shoot wasn’t something we sought. Having spotted this parking garage earlier the same year that might work as a location, we had to accept a compromising. The shoot itself didn’t have any theme or plan other than that we just wanted do a model test producing various looks. We had quite a few outfits the stylists wanted Chariteto pose in, some casual t-shirts and shorts, a long dress, a body and finally this body and shorts. A parking garage has quite a few great spots for shooting various photos. Even being at the same location from noon until evening gives you variations in the light. The fluorescent lighting might be for some film makers a pain in the ass because of the 50 or 60hz flickering, but shooting stills with a shutter at least twice as fast and with the correct white balance, it is really not a problem. The light acts quite large, but without any reflectors you might get some dark eyes.
First we shot some casual photos right in front of a white wall and some car ramps using just the fluorescent light. I was cold, the make-up artist was cold and the model was freezing having to wear shorts, tees and bodies. Good sports! The second part of the shoot we went a bit rougher, shooting direct flash light with the ring flash modifier. We found a stair case working as an exit on the backside of the garage with a steel staircase giving the photos a worn style. The as Charite changed into the last outfit of the day, I found this funky looking elevator with steel doors and blue walls. It was a tight fit, but with an wide angle lens we managed to shoot a series in the elevator.
Scouting locations is quite easy. Most cellphones comes with a camera and a GPS. Make sure you have your GPS turned on, and just photograph some shots of interesting places you come across. Using different on-line photo services you can keep track of where your locations are and when they are shot. Filming the locations in addition to the photos you might get a broader idea of how the location is set-up helping you to plan the shots. Keep in mind when you are shooting on location, it’s probably best to ask before you go there photographing if it is okay. It might be private property and you’ll end up needing to delete all your shots. Working on location you should always establish two bases. One for your camera equipment and tools for your shoot, and one for ‘relaxing’, where you can sit down for a moment. These two spots you need to be sure you can’t use for your photo shoot what so ever. If you are outside, remember to tell the model to wear warm clothes that is easily interchangeable and can be worn between shots. A sleeping bag is also a good idea to wrap around your model. Keeping the mood and spirit up on long days you might consider bringing food, candy, water and such. Take some breaks, both saving your back and arms from fatigue and giving your model a break.
Earlier this summer I had a photo shoot with Fredrikke Rennemo Johansen. With me on the set www.ourstyle.org did hair, make-up and styling for me. We did some shots outside, but these shots are from the studio. I believe it I just used a single light source with a P70 refelctor hood giving a roughness in the mood.
Last Thursday I had a fashion inspired test photo shoot with Fredrikke Rennemo Johansen from News On Request on a rooftop. Helping me out with hair, make-up and clothes was Ann Karin Williams Aastø and Lina-Therese Schiager Brækkan from OurStyle.
I worked with a late afternoon sun, experimenting shooting the model facing and having it behind her. I should have brought reflectors to dampen the contrast a bit, but it was quite windy that evening and the model was getting goosebumps so I figured we should be quick. The whole scene is therefore natural lit. Both photos are shot with a 35mm f/2.0 at an aperture of f/4.5 and f/3.5. Enjoy your Sunday!
A few weeks ago I had a photo shoot with Maren Elise Aasen from Trend Models. With us on location were Lina-Therese Schiager Brækkan and Ann Karin Williams Aastø, the stylist team from OurStyle, helping me out with hair, make-up and clothing. This is the first photo shoot I had in a while on location. I also made a motion photography clip-something something. Enjoy!
Nine Inch Nails – Hurt.
The video is shot with a Canon 5D MkII and mainly a 90mm tilt-shift lens. The still photos are shot with a Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8 VRII, 35mm f/2.0D, natural light with a bit of reflector.
I thought the last post was the last for a while, but then I got a little time before my flight to Denmark too off and then I could post some more pictures from the photo shoot I had with the Charite Viken (DP Models). Here we are in a fairly narrow elevator. Nikon 24mm f/2.8, SB-900 and Orbis Ring Flash is the extra equipment I used in addition to my trusty Nikon D700. Make-up and hair was done by Ann Karin Williams Aastø from OurStyle.
Well, now I’m leaving on a jet plane, leaving the snow, rain, ice and cold. 2 degrees Celsius and sun is a fairly good upgrade.
Second part from the series I did for Charite Viken, artist represented by DP-Models. As the first part, this is shot with natural illumination in a dim staircase in a parking garage in Trondheim. The reason for all the noise in this picture is that I had cranked up the ISO-speed to 2500 to get a decent exposure at f/2.8 with my 24mm lens. Even tough it’s not done perfect technical wise, I felt that the rawness in both the style and posture of Charite expressed and the noise all over the image says something about what I am trying to express. First I wanted the photo to be in black and white, but the dirty green light the fluorescent bulb was casting set the mood perfectly. Make-up and hair was done by Ann Karin Williams Aastø from OurStyle. Thank you for helping out and doing such a great job at this photo shoot.
The recent days I have been assisting Lars Erik Berg from Centerteam doing a commercial job for Mascot Høie A/S. Høie is a manufacturer based in Fosen making bedsheets and pillows. It was fun and experiencing two days at the studios of Centerteam.
Sunday I am leaving for Denmark again hoping to get to do some model testing for Modelbureauet Modelbooking again and I will be back in Norway around Christmas. Which in short means that my blog will not be updated that frequently as the past few weeks. Hope you will take a look in my picture gallery and enjoy all the photos I have published the past recent years. Leave me some feedback and comments if you’d like and I’ll try to answer as soon as possible.
Yesterday I did a model test with Charite Viken an artist known from her early years as a child star from Melody Grand Prix Junior. In recent years she has become more adult in the style of music and is now working at Agape in addition to working as a songwriter. She is also represented by the newly established model agency DP-Models ran by photographer Ronny Manuel Danielsen. Hair and make-up on this photo shoot was done by Ann Karin Williams Aastø from www.OurStyle.org.