Finishing up three more photos of Gentiana Dobra from the photo shoot I did with her in March 2012. Stylist on the shoot was Valona Shala from Oi Hår og Velvære.
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In March this year I shot a series with Gentiana Dobra, but it might be that I am a bit slow with my post production. Anyways, here are some of the shots from that shoot. Helping me out was with the styling was Valona Shala from Oi Hår og Velvære.
Here is the fifth part of the hair show at Julecup 2012. Hair dressers from Oi Hår og Velvære and stylists from Norsk Fotofagskole did the hair, make-up and styling for this show. Lighting on the catwalk wasn’t very photographic friendly casting hard shadows and on the models faces and clothes, but I found a few spots that was even lit and tried to concentrate on shooting my photos when the models were in those specific areas.
New shots from the catwalk during Oi Hår og Velvære’s hair show at Royal Garden, Trondheim and Julecup 2012.
Third part of the photo documentary I shot backstage at Oi Hår og Velvære’s hair show at Royal Garden.
I got some questions yesterday about equipment I used when I worked. It’s not a big secret and most of the gear I use is listed on the left hand side on my blog. For pure documentary I use mainly the Nikon D800 + MB-D12 (battery grip), a Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G. In my camera strap I have three 32Gb Sandisk CF cards, I believe they are of the version Extreme 60MB/s, and an Eye-Fi 8GB Pro X2, which is of today, officially supported using the D800 in direct mode by Eye-Fi and with the firmware version 5.0018 and above. As an backup in my camera bag I also have one Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D and a Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D. Both lenses are light weight an is of the prime type, no zoom. If I know I have to shoot some fast action, like a catwalk or sports (God forbid), I also bring my Nikon D700 and the 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII. The D700 with the MB-D10 battery pack and an EN-EL4 battery the shutter rate is greatly improved to around 9-10 fps. Even though there is only 12.2Mpx on the D700 the files have been usable for the four years I had the camera and should still work for those kinds of photos I am shooting with it now.
I have also recently bought a DSLR Video rig from Gini Rig Extreme 17 for shooting more videos. It’s currently being tested for small projects such as the backstage where I used just the follow focus, a 15mm, 12 inch rod, the base plate and a Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2″ view finder. Even with stripped setup, the rig felt kind of heavy. Also another con with this rig is that it is quite difficult to balance without weighting it down to much. In addition to the counterweight that was included in the set, I bought another 1,6kg counter weight, but still not heavy enough. The fully assembled rig will be put to the test next week when i am shooting a music video. Oliviatech and Cheesycam has published a review of the Gini Rigs a year ago. The rig has since been improved, but worth a visit if you are interested in such. Stay tuned, mean while, enjoy the backstage video from the hair show.
Some of the shots from the catwalk at Julecup 2012 by Oi Hår og Velvære at Royal Garden, Trondheim.
A few shots from a model test I did with Gentiana Dobra earlier this year. Stylist was Valona Shala from Oi hår og velværesenter
A huge, white photo studio wall, a Broncolor Minicom 80, a P70 relefctor and Gentiana Dobra, styled by Valona Shala from Oi hår- og velværesenter AS. One photo series from the model testing I did with Gentiana this winter.