I love red dresses! Lisa Marie and Sean pictured here will be with me in Tuscany for my 'passion on the streets' workshops in Sienna in a few weeks time. They are absolute stars and the shoots promise to be remarkable.
Here are 21 more of my pictures from the Cherish The Dress shoot and then 22 of Chris’s pictures for equal measure.
In the bathroom. The reflection is from a shower screen and the shot is lit with a Speedlite in a silver brolly triggered by infra red.
The same set up as above.
Lit with my Arri Junior 300w spotlight. I'll have these available from the Lovegrove Consulting website soon.
Lighting as above. Processed with a slightly harder look.
Lighting as above. The white balance was set to 3800K
Next it was into the bar for this frame lit with one Speedlight from the left. I took this frame with the camera over my head.
The same lighting set up as above but this time the camera was on a glass coffee table.
Hampton Manor is bang up to date with funky interiors. It is certainly worth having a weekend away there.
A change of viewpoint gives this shot an advertising look. Imagine a perfume bottle in the bottom left of the shot and a simple 'brand' caption. I deliberately kept the post production calm in order to add a classy feel to the dress and decor.
I lit this frame with 2 Speedlights on stands and fitted them with Honl filters.
Low angle shooting into the light without any sky is a Lovegrove style trait.
I snuck in some time to get close ups of Lisa Marie and Shawn ahead of Tuscany. Shot on a 135mm f/2 Canon prime lens.
The 135 is a good lens when you want to get right in there!
I used a Speedlight on a stand for this shot too.
This was lit with natural light and I wanted the group to experiment with massively increased exposure.
A closer shot lit as above.
I then ramped up the passion a bit ahead of Tuscany. The high key look was caused by exposing the shot so much that it nearly screamed.
Elegance and style back lit by evening sunlight.
It was then time for a bit of movement and a twirl of the dress.
And this is my final frame of this set.
I’d like to thank everyone involved for what was a special time at Hampton Manor. So much work goes in to put this kind of event on and the results speak for themselves. Chris and I fire on all cylinders to outdo each other for picture styles and all along delegates can see the creative process from start to finish. We don’t aim to shoot the obvious on a workshop like this, quite the opposite. When faced with ‘the normal’ we aim to create the special, after all, that is what the Cherish brand is all about. Shooting 40 or so striking pictures for an album or book plus large framed pieces, acrylics or canvases.
Here are 22 frames from Chris Hanley. I’m going to let the pictures do the talking…
Please feel free to comment on the pictures or the experience if you were there.
If you would like to attend the next Cherish the Dress workshop on Monday 23rd November, click here for details.