01. Wonderful energy, friendship and love are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous couples portrait.
Here is a collection of pictures from my recent ‘Passion on the Streets’ workshop in Manchester. I have popped a behind the scenes shot into the set to show you how I use a reflector. EnjoyAll these pictures were shot on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the majority were taken with the standard zoom that comes bundled with the EX-1 camera. The quality of the zoom optics is outstanding. Where I wanted a shallow depth of field I used the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 lens wide open.
Kit used: Fujifilm X-Pro1, 18-55mm zoom lens, 35mm f/1.4 lens, a single Speedlight on a stand or on camera, Ebay triggers (£10/set) and a colour correction gel.
02. We started the day in the spring sunshine to get everyone warmed up.
As my picture style starts to flow I compose with diagonals in nearly all my images. I keep the camera upright and let my poses and camera angle do the work.
08. Behind the scenes shot of delegates making use of my reflector set up.
09. A new take on the pub shot of old.
16. This scene uses my classic tunnel lighting technique to key and kick Jamie and Adele.
23. I used the 35mm prime lens at f/1.4 to capture the next few pictures.
27. Fab lighting with a red, green and blue scene.
28. A different angle tells more of the story of location and adds depth. I carefully placed Jamie to get his hat shadow in just the right place.
29. I then isolated Jamie to make more of a Lovegrove image.
32. An age old classic way to create a dynamic situation with two people is for one to piggy back the other.
33. Adele has a great dynamic as she pulls Jamie up. I was expecting a little more grace and elegance but Jamie was making Adele work harder than was necessary. It’s a good job she didn’t let go.
34. This is one of my favourite shots of the set.
35. This is not Photoshopped. Jamie really can jump that high without a run up. Fujifilm X-Pro1 with an 18-55mm zoom lens set at 18mm. By separating the focus function from the shutter release I have the opportunity to capture precise moments without any timing lag.
36. A little flash on camera technique that I teach my delegates was used to create this very simple couple picture.
37. Creating colour contrast with gels on Speedlights adds a different look again.
38. I shifted the white balance for these two shots to give the impression of nearing sunset.
Details of my next Passion on the Streets workshop can be found here.