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ALMOST GOT KICKED AGAIN /// PHOTOSHOOT WITH DONNALEIGH JONES

Hey cool people.

So a while back I worked with Donna again. We planned two different looks, in two locations. 

First we hit the botanical gardens by Emmerentia Dam, and as per usual, we almost got kicked out again.... We shall not discuss why, but lets just say they wanted us to grease the gears a lil.

Anyway we made a plan and we did the shoot as planned. 

First set up we used 3 speedlights inside one pop up umbrella softbox, which acted as a single light. The rest was natural light. 

Second location was merely a fire escape on the side of a building we walked up, funny enough we had less issue shooting here than in the public area of the gardens.

This was done using the same lighting.

please check out her social media links and follow for more from her

Gear we used for this shoot:

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 mk i L IS
  • Peak Design Slide strap.
  • Df 400 speedlights x 3
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata Backpack
  • 1 lightstand
  • pop up octobox umbrella
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Donna

Craig Anderson (Foto_fotography) Assistant

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Have a good day everyone!

cheers!

MEET MY FRIEND KIRSTY /// PHOTOSHOOT WITH KIRSTYN LAYTON

Hey guys,

Wanted to take 5 mins to introduce you to a friend of mine I photograph quite a lot. She is always keen to come and play when I need to test something or try out new gear. Lots of love for this one.

Over time I have photographed her in many different looks, and she has become better each time. It has been a lot of fun seeing her grow as a model and a person. 

She is currently still studying at Wits, and working almost all the time, but to see more of what she gets up to please check out the links to her social media accounts in the links at the bottom of the post.

I just wanted to share a bunch of photographs, from various different shoots. I hope you all enjoy it!!

check it out :D

Gear we used for this shoot:

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 85mm f1.8
  • Peak Design Slide strap.
  • Yongnuo yn500ex x2
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata Backpack
  • 1 lightstand
  • Pop up octobox umbrella

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Kirstyn

Craig Anderson (Foto_fotography) Assistant

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Have a good day everyone!

cheers!

FITNESS, STRENGTH AND LOVE! /// SHOOT WITH DANIELLE AND ASHLEY

GREETINGS!

Been a busy few days, I apologise for taking so long to post another blog, but here we are :D

I wanted to share these images that I shot last year with Danielle Van Rensburg and Ashley Pereira. Both Fitness athletes, and a loving couple. 

Danielle asked me to photograph them while they were still in comp form. So we set up a studio and location shoot session. I really enjoy working with athletes. Trying to show what they have been working so hard to achieve. 

I used a bunch of speedlights, both bare and with shoot through umbrellas to try and create harsh contrasting light to emphasise the physique.  Bare flashes used as kicker lights, and then the umbrella and softboxes was used as the key light and for fill.

You must definitely give them both a follow, show some love and get inspired. Links will be left below.

For now check out some of the photographs!

Gear we used for this shoot:

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 85mm f1.8
  • Peak Design Slide strap.
  • Df 400 speedlights x 4
  • yongnuo speedlights x 2 yn500ex
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata Backpack
  • 2 lightstands
  • Shoot through umbrella, pop up octobox.

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Danielle and Ashley

Craig Anderson (Foto_fotography) Assistant

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Have a good day everyone!

cheers!

 

CATCHING UP WITH KIMMI /// SHOOT WITH KIMBERLEY MAC LAUGHLIN

Hey guys,

I know this shoot was quite a while back, but I want to give a lot of my past shoots a chance to be written about, so heres one of my favourites, and it was a very simple but awesome one.

I have known Kim a long time, we have done many photoshoots over the time but all just fashion and portraits. This time she did some boudoir / lingerie shots, and one of two simple ones which I used to create some graphic art images on photoshop.

The set ups were all done with very inexpensive speedlights. Either using them to back light the model or light her from the front. I wanted to create more dramatic light with backlighting her.

Mos of the time the Speedlights were bare, and here and there I used a normal shoot through umbrella. I did  most of the shots using my 50mm lens. The rest was with my 16-35mm to get wider shots.

Im sure you will be seeing a lot more coming from this gorgeous woman. Please follow her on the links Below to keep up to date with what shes going to be getting up to. Show some love.

Gear we used for this shoot:

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L
  • Peak Design Slide strap.
  • Df 400 speedlights x 2
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata Backpack
  • 1 lightstand

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Kimberley

Craig Anderson (Foto_fotography) Assistant

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Have a good day everyone!

cheers!


Courtneigh Sinead Jacobs /// I love this womans hair :D

hey everyone!

A few weeks ago I had a very impromptu photoshoot with the gorgeous Courtneigh Sinead Jacobs . Been meaning to photograph her for ages and we finally got to it!

Thing I love most about this woman is her HAIR! ITS GLORIOUS! but of course also her eyes! have a look you'l see.

We just went to the outdoor skatepark at Stoneridge mall, got permission to shoot and had at it. I wanted to test out the new Menik strobe that I bought from Cameralight SA. As iv said! i adore this flash!

Alot of it was shot using HSS (FP mode), with a 120cm octobox. one or 2 was shot with a speedlight as a hair light. Craig from Foto Fotography came through to help me out!

Heres a bunch of the images we shot. for more see our social media accounts listed below.

Gear we used for this shoot:

  • Canon 5d mk iii
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 mk i L IS
  • Menik fn-600 strobe (battery powered) from cameralight SA-- Link to flash
  • Peak Design Slide strap.
  • Df 400 speedlights.
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata Backpack
  • 2 lightstands
  • 120cm octobox bowens mount.

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Courtneigh

Craig Anderson (Foto_fotography) Assistant

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Have a good day everyone!

cheers!

Introducing Miss Callyne Benting /// The Clumsy Stylist ///

Hey Guys! 

Hope you are all ready for a really productive week !

I just want to do a quick post to introduce you all to miss Callyne Benting. She is going to be our new stylist for shoots. She will be in charge of sourcing clothing and accessories for bigger photoshoots, and making sure everything is looking right on set. 

We are very excited to have her working with us on everything coming up from now! We will be shooting a set this week. Which she will be styling. Look out for that coming later on this week.

This week we will have Callyne post a lil introduction on my blog, so you can get to know her a little bit.  Keep an eye out!

Please follow her and us on our social media accounts to keep updated on what we up to.

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The Clumsy Stylist

Heres a few more images from her quick test shoot that we did for her !

talk soon everyone! enjoy


Bboy shoot(Quaid & Teji) /// Menik FN-600 strobe test!

Hey awesome people!

A few weeks ago I set up a test shoot with two Bboys in Johannesburg. Quaid Jones and Teji Bola. We did the shoot in Rosebank. Shot in the roads round the mall. Really had a good time out with these guys. 

Dancing has been such a huge part of my life over the past almost 13 years, so working with dancers will forever be a passion for me. This also makes it a lil easier for me to understand the dance moves, and the anticipate the timing to get a photo which best portrays the movement! SO all i needed is gear which can do what i need! AND I FOUND AN AWESOME FLASH!! A Menik FN-600 strobe! 

I bought this flash from Camera light SA, through the online store. In the past I Have been using speedlights for everything, and i still do. Speedlights have awesome uses. They are easy to use and actually produce awesome power. I have been using Yongnuo 500ex flashes which has HSS features which is needed for shooting dancers at high speed.

Now the problem came cause we struggled to make the flash travel far enough. So we would mount 2 or 3 speedlights to one and use them all at 1/2 or .1/1 power. This however kills the batteries and only worked so much.

SO i invested in this strobe! AND ITS INSANE!

I so far have never needed to use the flash at full or half powered. The flash travels very far even with HSS turned on. I LOVE this flash. 

I still use speedlights for fill and kicker lights. The flash uses Bowens mount diffusers. Which allows me to use giant softboxes and thats awesome!

So for this shoot we used the light bare with just the reflector dish attached. Most shots were taken with 1/8 and 1/16th power. and was still too bright. 

heres some of the photos:

Heres a short Instagram promo video we did, check it out :D

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Heres all the gear used at the shoot:

  • Canon 5D mkiii
  • Canon 50mm f1.8
  • Menik FN-600 strobe
  • Yongnuo 622c triggers
  • Kata backpack
  • Slide strap from peak design

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Assisted by Craig Anderson (foto fotography)

Videography By Karla alberts (youtube channel)

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The menik flash is available directly from Cameralight. please use me as a reference! :D

Direct link to flash /// click here

Cameralight SA (facebook)  ///   (online store)

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As always thanks for reading!!! 

talk soon guys!

heres a few more shots! enjoy


Cell phone photography (Iphone 4S)

Hey guys, heres another one for you. 

I have now and then taken out my phone and attempted to take decent shots with it. I never really used my phone to try take decent shots, it was always snap shots of things that I need to show people, never as a photography tool.

Coming from using only DSLR cameras I always found it very annoying to just push on button and having like no control. I know that new phones come with a bit more control like ISO, and aperture. Some do let you control shutter speeds as well. Nothing worse than being out at night and you try take a photo which has camera shake from slow shutter speeds. 

I own a iPhone 4S, which has a 8mp camera which does ok in good light, but it has zero control. you can do compensation for exposure and you can kinda choose a focus area. 

Then after some research I found an app called VSCO cam, which is available on any platform, but is best for IOS on apple. It basically allows you to access everything, shutter speed, iso, spot focus point and more. no aperture though.

so iv started to play with it now and then. i havent done alot of models but i will do more when I get a new phone. but for now have a look through what i have done. I might be getting a diff phone soon so I wanted to do this post of all my iphone 4s images first. 

I also bought a generic macro and fisheye clip on lens which helps being creative too. info on pics

also i now use Snapseed. and app which lets you edit like you would on photoshop, allows control of tones, and even dodging and burning which is very popular with retouching.

I also did one shot on a samsung note2 for fun.

have a look at this shot I did of Monique linder and a bts shot taken by my friend Tshepo which shows you what we did.  

shot using iphone 4s and car reflector for fill. edited on photoshop

shot using iphone 4s and car reflector for fill. edited on photoshop

Bts of my the above shot,  thanks to Tshepo for this. have a look at her work here   https://www.facebook.com/ciyaphotography

Bts of my the above shot,  thanks to Tshepo for this. have a look at her work here 

https://www.facebook.com/ciyaphotography

Anyway have a look through the images below. they are all saved from my instagram so if you would like to follow my work please check my account. search @opticalnoise and here is the link https://instagram.com/opticalnoise/

I will be using a bunch of different phones, either from sponsors or from friends. Its alot of fun testing out a bunch of different things on different gear. Want to give it  shot on all of them and im busy confirming a permanent cell phone sponsor , which i will promote through my work, once confirmed I will tell you all about it.

share your images with me I would love to see them. you can tag me in them on instagram :D

much love

rob

This is the shot i did with the samsung note 2. with a clip on macro lens

This is the shot i did with the samsung note 2. with a clip on macro lens


macro lens attached 

macro lens attached 

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