Adam + Kitty | Post Wedding

A wonderful opportunity and my first Wedding styled photo shoot took place on Tuesday this past week. Thank you to my good friend Daniel K Cheung for the opportunity to be his assistant and 3rd shooter for the day. I also had the pleasure of meeting Zakari Kha who was the 2nd shooter for the day.

The couple (as per the title) are Adam and Kitty, who had their wedding in China a little while ago and had recently come to Australia (day before). So this is a Post-Wedding shoot, with the couple wanting photos in Australia.. with the colours, feel and landmarks to make up part of their wedding album.

So we set off in the hot Tuesday sun.. perfect for the day (not so much the photography) but taking into consideration the amount of rain recently we faired very well. The plan was to hit multiple Sydney locations over a lunch time -> dinner time period; with a variety of shots, lighting and backdrops. I learnt very early on in the day that my gear was a restriction, with isolation being key with the subject matter, I utilised the trusty Nikon 50mm 1.8 on my D90 and it stayed there for the rest of the day.

First stop La Perouse, where we hit a few spots around the main area and down on the rocks… this is a lovely spot by difficult and times of the day with the harsh sun and little cloud cover.

We then moved over to Hyde Park/St Mary’s Cathedral.. where it seems people dont realise standing BEHIND the couple whilst they are having their photo taken agitates the photographers.. felt like traffic control officer at some points.

We headed over to Observatory Hill and then moved down to the Rocks.. to capture the rest of the afternoon light in numerous locations. After many many hours of walking and shooting we finally finished up on the steps of the Opera House before adjourning to the Lowenbrau for a Beer and a Pork Knuckle.

I thought I would keep the chatter short and the photos abundant to just show how the conditions changed as well as the effort put in by the photographers and the couple to capture different positions in different places. It was a great deal of fun, and an experience im very happy to have had! Shooting people is much harder than shooting static landscapes (in my eyes).. but I am only new to it.

I hope ive shown the commitment and skill to be asked back! I would like to thank Daniel again very much for the opportunity, and I am sorry for saying it so many times :)

I would appreciate if you did check out the rest of the series, I have chosen a variety of shots to make up the final set for the day.

You can find the full set here.

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Week 42 – Lowenbrau Hofbrau Trooper

Week 42 - Lowenbrau Hofbrau Trooper

Week 42 - Lowenbrau Hofbrau Trooper

After a long day in my pocket over many locations in Sydney shooting a B&G it was finally time to retire to the Lowenbrau for a beer and a Pork Knuckle. Taking me back to Munchen, Stormy Stormtrooper couldnt resist a taste.

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Week 41 – For you, My Lord.

Week 41 - For you, My Lord.

Week 41 - For you, My Lord.

Lookin after the boss, Stormy Stormtrooper reserving a table for Lord Vader in the Deathstar Canteen.

Bit slow on the updates, been sick this last week, so have had ideas but not executed them.

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Little Bay Fishermen Timelapse

My first timelapse video.. I have since made an edit and tried some fake tilt shift but unsure if it works. I have quite enjoyed using timelapse and video functionality on the D90 in recent weeks. I have some video recordings I intend on editing and slowly updating, it is a totally new field of photo/videography for me so I like to take my time to get my head around it.

Here is the tilt shifted version – http://www.vimeo.com/15987223

Id like to thank people like Daniel Cheung of www.danielkcheung.com for assisting me and helping me out, every little bit counts.

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GTR. Godzilla.

R34 GTR Nismo Z Tune

R34 GTR Nismo Z Tune

A very good friend of mine Xiao picked up a 93 R32 GTR Skyline a few months back… an iconic piece of motoring history, at least for my generation ;) In celebration of this vehicle there was a cruise organised through the Skylines Australia Car Club for the 21st Anniversary. This club holds regular events in celebration of all skylines as well as general Japanese performance motoring.

RB26

RB26

It has been 18 years since the GTR left Group A racing and appearing at Bathurst for the last time.. with much controversy. The itinerary for the day was me getting picked up bright and early (7:30am) after getting to bed late (5:00am) and picking up a couple of others before heading to the meet spot.. Penrith. From there the R32GTR’s would line up and leave first, heading up Bells Line of Rd to Bell, and heading back across to Mount Victoria before cruising down to the Edge Cinema in Katoomba.

R32 GTR

R32 GTR

Awaiting us at the Edge Cinema was a few show cars, importers, parts stand, cold meat pies and a 2 hour highlight package of the 1992 Bathurst Race. The idea was to have all the R32GTR’s lined up in the car park, on display and photos with judging and prizes going to best presented and other specific class titles. It did go a little AWOL.. one of the lead cars had no idea where he was going and turned off the main cruise route. This resulted in the majority of the R32GTR’s who were to arrive first in a large precession.. turn up mostly behind many of the other cars.

R34 GTR Nismo Z Tune

R34 GTR Nismo Z Tune

After much faffing about.. looking at cars.. checking out mods and seeing some rare specials we all headed into the cinema to watch the highlight package… or so we thought. After about an hour an announcement came up.. saying they had played the 1991 highlights package instead.. doh.. one hour wasted. So they started the 1992 and we trudged through it.. some great racing and lots of controversy with Jim Richards calling the general fan population a pack of assholes at the end.

ROH Modena

ROH Modena

A bit disjointed, well you get that in blog posts sometimes… the prizes were given out to roughly 20% of the original attendance and we made the trek to Maccas and headed down back to Sydney through Winmalee to show Xiao a road he hadnt driven before. All in all it was a pretty good day.. photography wise Im very happy with my shots.. a bit different to usual. Ive used tight crops (due to using the 50mm on my d90 and not having much space) and with the overcast cloud it created bright and even lighting on the car. This has allowed me to play around with the post processing a fair bit more and come up with some pretty great results.

I had a great time, getting home well after 8pm… and making me very tired up until today :) I am a car enthusiast.. and I really cant wait to get my hands on a performance machine I can call my own. I have recorded a video but have not yet been able to process this yet :) Hopefully I will have the opportunity to do so in the next few days.

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Week 40 – Dark and Stormy Trooper

Dark and Stormy Trooper

Dark and Stormy Trooper

On the search for some Star Trail photography on Friday night in the Royal National Park.. Stormy was left.. underwhemled with a thick cloud cover ruining all chances. He did however get out on the road and enjoyed every second of it.

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm
Manfrotto 190XPROB & 804RC2 Head
Lit with my LED Headlamp
Diffussed by my Shirt

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Week 39 – Cocktail Trooper

Week 39 - Cocktail Trooper

Week 39 - Cocktail Trooper

He was just after a nip, but poor stormy bit off a lot more than he could chew.

Pardon the slow updates.. finally have all my camera gear back :D

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Vítejte v Praze. PRAGUE

Air Head

Air Head

Translation.. Welcome to Prague (says Google). I found this airhead early on our first day… this city is quite beautiful but it has an overly tourist feeling too it… might be the hundreds of tour buses everywhere!

I know.. I know.. I was also a tourist.. but perhaps one that more blends into the crowd :) It is certainly a beautiful city with a lot to see… prepare your walking shoes because that is the best way to get around. There were further places outside of the immediate city to travel too, but we occupied ourselves around the old town and up near the castle. We also walked through the parks up the hill to the TV Tower.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

The beauty of travelling around in Europe and this has been a common theme throughout all of my photos for the time of year is the flowers. Spring time is amazing and the vibrant colours and gardens are everywhere.

Classic Flowers

Classic Flowers

This shot I think works as a classic feel for a classic city. There is a lot of Prague which is now modern, disturbed and altered but there are still many glimpses of the old city throughout the town. There is an abundance of great food and restaurants to visit. Definitely need to try some potato dumplings and goulash. Beer is cheap as well.. with great choices of Urquell or Budvar.. (Budvar being my favourte) for as little as 15 czech crowns. This works out to be about $0.75 AUD (at current exchange). Not only is it cheap, but it beats any Australian beer hands down.

Water Wheel

Water Wheel

This shot was taken from the Charles bridge.. made famous for me by Mission Impossible which was shot around Prague. One of my favourite movies (even if it does feature Tom Cruise). This bridge is packed, I would love to get there for a sunrise and beat the crowds. Even at 8am the crowds pile onto the bridge, must be the tour busses sneaking in a visit before heading off for the day. The weather was like Melbourne in Prague… 4 seasons in a day and unfortunately it did have an effect on my shots. We did venture out on wet days, bare the brunt and take it on so we didnt miss out on seeing sights but I would generally lock my camera away. Lesson Learnt: Also have a point and shoot camera with you!

Please Sir

Please Sir

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