Shadows & Light

Had a great time shooting some creative lighting in the studio a while ago. Styling, Models and some concept ideas by the beautiful and talented Kait Yeomans and Jenna Doiron. Can’t wait to try some more ideas with these pretty ladies!

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Speed-retouch | Self Portrait

Every photographer has their own process. Mine has very little to do with the actual photography part. I like to spend as little time in-camera as possible, and make the real magic happen in post.  I wanted to show the progression of a single photo from start to finish, so I made a time-lapse screen capture of my editing over the course of several hours (condensed to 3 minutes for your viewing). Enjoy!

I treat a photo like a half-finished painting: softening every detail, painting in the shadows and highlights, adjusting every colour accent, and overlaying gritty textures. Here is a before & After look:

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I understand that some photographers would prefer the original, raw version of this photo. But art is just an opinion, isn’t it? Thanks for reading!

Ashley Shaw / Studio finals

My session with Ashley Shaw went flawlessly.  Here are the studio finals!  I used some unusual editing techniques for this one to give it that dreamy edge, creating some contrast between the darker composition and styling. Thanks to: Xander Jenkins – Hair  //  Bethany Rose – MUA  //  Ashley Shaw – Model  //  Sean Snow – assistant

Molly in the studio

Here is another shot of Molly from our shoot the other day. As you can see, we didn’t spend the whole day outside. We actually spent a lot of time inside the studio, playing around with some creative lighting. I have absolutely fallen in love with this shot in particular, because of the emotion that her expression evokes in this image. It’s hard to believe she is so young!

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Still motion: A photo series

Still motion: A photo series. I’ve been working on these photos for a while, and they are finally starting to add up. The idea was to capture the still expressions and calm body language that occur in between sporadic movements. The models were asked to mimic a particular motion, like moving from one stance to another, or jumping and twisting their bodies in a specific way. So far, I’ve worked with 4 models (Aleshia st Cyr, Ka Corbeau, Carl Mopoho & Bre Bagnell), and they’ve all been wonderful and patient throughout the sessions, which can sometimes get a bit exhausting.  The project is on hold for a little while as I move on to expand my commercial portfolio, but stay tuned for more soon!