Isabella in Heritage Hotel

Hi Everyone,

First, I would like to thank Lloyd, the Heritage Hotel manager, who has accepted to let me do this photo shoot with Isabella at the hotel.

My theme: Travel and Solitude

Location of Chapter 1: Old KTM railway station in Kuala Lumpur and the Heritage Hotel

I arrived Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the hotel; set my lighting up, turned around not less than 3 times to decide where I will take the pictures. I got a bad surprise when I get there … I wanted to shoot Isabella on the balcony, with at her back the KTM building; unfortunately, they haven’t removed all the Malaysian flags yet from the Merdeka celebrations. I have nothing against the flag, but it did not really fit into the themes for my pictures. Nevermind, I will have to choose the right angle.

So, I brougth my studio lighting, stands, 2 senses and my new flash; this was a bit risky. I received it on Thursday. No much time to try it.

We started the session around 10 am and finished before 1 pm.

So, to my colleagues who saw me entering or leaving the hotel with a young and beautiful woman…Β  sorry, no need to run into my wife’s office; she is aware and agreeable πŸ˜‰

I had two challenges during this session:

1- The pictures in the staircases, with just the flash, in term of lighting. Some shadows appeared where I was not able to bring my backlight.

2- It the train station by itself. This new flash METZ Mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital E-TTL II is very nice, but killed my battery in 1 hour. No choice, I will have to buy the Power-Pack 76. I finished the session with a few blur pictures taken at 1/8 s. Powerful flash needs powerful battery. By the way, it’s very easy to use.

Hey, let’s not forget the most important person of this photo shoot … Isabella. Very good model, she knows what to do even before you ask her. I wanted a model who was able to give me sad expressions… she was perfect. Just do not ask her to smile! Sad … She looks naturally sad and beautiful at the same time.

Still a lot to process, but these are my twelve favorite pics…

Let me know what you think about the pictures,



6 Responses to “Isabella in Heritage Hotel”

  1. September 8, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    My goodness, not even one smile. I really do not want to travel next to her on a 8 to 10 hour train journey no matter how nice she may be. The pics are great and that’s what matters.

  2. September 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Checkout my new hairdo in my blog, now you can see what a great model like me you really need πŸ˜›

  3. 3 geraldblondel
    September 9, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Nil: How do you want her to smile? My theme is “Solitude” … I asked her to be sad. After 3 hours of photo shoot, she was very happy to have the right to smile.
    Oh, forgot to tell you; your blog has been hacked. A weirdo has put his sixties pictures on your blog πŸ˜‰

  4. September 10, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Ok, Solitude it is – next model – let them smile a bit lah – or are you reflecting what you feel as an artist seems to reflect their feeling to their art ;-P

    As for the hacker, can you use the tracking device and spam him πŸ˜›

  5. 5 Sree
    September 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    even i can appreciate the pics, as for the model any dma?

  6. 6 geraldblondel
    September 10, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Sree: Sorry, proprietary API.

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