01. Katy McGee wears Miss Jones lingerie. lit with daylight. 18mm setting on the 18-55mm Fujifilm zoom.
This was a skills enhancement shoot with my friend and fellow pro photographer Brett Symes. Brett and I shoot together a couple of times a year and we always come away from our shoots with new ideas and a renewed passion for photography. I’ve never worked with assistant photographers but I often shoot alongside other pros like Julie my wife, Brett, Chris Hanley and Martin Hill. I get a real buzz when I’m sharing the creative process and the buzz is priceless. Here is a small selection of my shots from our shoot.
03. 18mm setting on the 18-55mm Fujifilm zoom. Our sumptuous surroundings gave the shoot an edge.
Photographer and event coordinator: Damien Lovegrove
Photographer and location manager: Brett Symes
Fashion designers: Miss Jones and Lisa Keating
Make up and hair: Viki Waghorn
Models: Katy McGee and Charlotte Roest Ellis
All the shots were taken on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera at ISO 1600 with the 18-55mm zoom lens wide open. I used my Gitzo Monopod, RRS ball head and L plate to support the camera. Shutter speeds ranged from 1/30th to 1/125th second and were selected in manual exposure mode.
04. Charlotte in a corset by Lisa Keating.
05. Charlotte wears lingerie by Miss Jones. I used a Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/8th filter on the lens throughout the shoot and swapped to the 1/4 strength filter for some close ups. This is pretty much what I shot in camera with the white balance set to 4000k.
10. Katy wears bra, knickers and corset by Lisa Keating.
12. Charlotte wears Lisa Keating lingerie.
14. Charlotte and Katy wear Miss Jones creations.
19. Charlotte wears Miss Jones lingerie.
20. Taken with the Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/4 filter. The in camera jpeg looks identical. My camera settings: Sharpness -1, Highlight -1, DR100, NR-2
21.With the 1/8th Black Pro Mist filter.
23. Charlotte wears a corset, neck corset and bra by Lisa Keating.
25. Katy wears lingerie items by Lisa Keating.
26. Charlotte wears lingerie by Miss Jones. Lit with daylight and practical lights.
27. Charlotte wears lingerie by Lisa Keating. Lit with a Lowel iD light.
28. I Lit Charlotte with a Lowel iD battery light.