I have been meaning to start a blog for some time now and I can truly say its finally here!
I will be sharing my philosophy behind some of the photos I have taken and also talking a little bit about the technical aspects and how I got to the final images!
I little while back, I received a call from a good friend of mine who is a videographer. He asked me whether or not I would be able to help out a friend of his who was looking to launch a new EP. Me being a huge music lover as well as photographer I leaped at the chance! Various different ideas were running through my head as to how I would make it work.
I met with MC Kwam and we discussed some ideas. I soon learnt that Kwam's passion was ofcourse music, but also he was a Tennis coach. With that said, I automatically thought of doing a Lifestyle shoot with Kwam for his new EP, which incorporated his other passion too.
I was so excited about the opportunity to help out Kwam for the launch of his new EP, although he was working with a minimal budget. What you must understand about being an Events focussed photographer is that occasions like these brings out the best in us. We as photographers are able to dictate things such as timings in the day, lighting, poses etc. Choices you are not gifted with as an Event photographer, where you have to be very re-active and constantly on the lookout for that perfect picture opportunity!
On location the gear I took with me was my trusted Nikon D810, some flash guns (2-3 I think), a multiple flash head mounted onto a light stand with a shoot through umbrella, as I wanted to achieve really soft lighting in order to make Kwam pop out in the images.
I was quite pleased with the outcome. In regards to the post production, there wasn't much that needed to be done as I had got it right in camera, carefully balancing the natural light with the additional lighting I took. However, the images were taken into photoshop where I slightly adjusted the colour tones in the shadows/mid tones & highlights to achieve the final polished commercial look for his EP.
Thanks for reading!