Posts from the ‘Avon Valley.’ Category
I had and interesting photo shoot last weekend for a guy who was extremely proud of this bike which he has been building up as a one off custom. It was a great afternoon which resulted in some interesting shots in various locations around the Avon Valley and even a few in the public bar of the Grass Valley tavern. Since I am a bike rider myself it was good to be capturing all the action and putting a few creative things together to make it a little more appealing. This was one of the last shots of the day and was taken using the Elinchrom quadra lighting system and a small deep octa softbox.
Last weekend I had the job of shooting images for the owner of the recently renovated Dukes Inn hotel and luxury accomodation here in Northam. They have done a great job with the revamping of this old but very sound and characteristic historic building. This is one image I singled out to convert to Black & White and try something a bit different on. The colour version was nice as well but the drama in this scene begged for this treatment I thought.
Had a great day yesterday taking part in and photographing all the action of a well organised day which included a great group of like minded four wheel drivers pitching in donations to help a couple of our local guys take part in this years variety club event at the end of the month when they set off from Newman via outback tracks etc and end up in Darwin 10,000 kms later. this is a small selection of pics I took for them.
I had the pleasure of shooting a great Birthday party last saturday night at one of our local function spots in Northam and this one of my fave’s. The theme for the night was James bond 007, casino royale and nearly all party goer’s got dressed to kill and had a ball. I thought for something a bit different I would set up a backdrop in the corner and give my elinchrom quadra lights and speed flashes a bit of a work out. We tried a few different set ups during the night and came away with some shots that fitted in with the theme quite well. I managed to get good portrait type shots of about 90% of the guests which was a bonus as well.
I have been out a few times lately to different farms in the local Northam area to see what I might find that was interesting for this time of year. I love summer up our way especially in the evening with some beautiful twilight skies and wide open spaces. These are a sample of what I have been able to get.