Archive for the 'Photo shoot session' Category

20
Jan
09

Rie, same picture, but post-processed

Hi there,

I tried to re-post-process the pic of Rie I posted before…

rie_01_mg_8914c

Cheers

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13
Jan
09

From Stewardess to Model

I met Rie during a business trip. She was a stewardess on my flight. The first moment I saw her, I thought ” I want to shoot her “. But it was not during this trip I proposed her to take her picture.

How many chance do you have to get the same stewardess going and coming back?

Well, when I boarded to come back home, she was there. You can be stupid once; it is forgiven, not twice.

So, I asked her whether she was doing modeling; she replied no, but I will do it for you 🙂

This is my favorite pic…

rie_01

Cheers,

13
Jan
09

Finally

Hi Everyone,

Finally … one of my website www.lumiere-art-nude.info is up. I still have to work on a few new pages, so stay tune. This is just the beginning.

Cheers,

29
Dec
08

So busy…

I know that I haven’t  written a lot lately. I am working on my website. It is easy to generate a photo gallery with Photoshop, but to integrate galleries into the website is a completely different matter all together. Generating the website, etc is just boring & complex. Without talking about Mr HTML who speaks to me using an unknown language.

So the link exist, but there is not much on it for the moment www.geraldblondel.com

Be patient…

So what has happened in the past 2 weeks?

Family portrait! It was pretty cool. I got nice shots. I made a calendar based on the shots for my mother in law. I am just not satisfied with my printer Canon IP4000. So, for the important print, I will use a lab.

I had a big problem during this studio shoot: I’m using two Elinchrom Style RX600 and one made in china strobe. No problem with the Elinchrom, of course, but the made in china one moves 2 stops within 2 hours by itself. And this one was my fill light.

So, I’m waiting to go back to S’pore to get a Style RX300 for the hair light.

Last Saturday, I shot a Japanese stewardess. I met her on the flight KL – Tokyo. She was so pretty that I ask her to model for me. She has never done it before. I get a model; she gets nice shots. Everyone is happy. I still need to process the pictures.

And last, but not least, I have finished to process the Fine Art Nude- Theme Yoga that I did with Qyvonia. The gallery will be available on www.Lumiere-Art-Nude.info when the site will be ready.

Cheers,

30
Sep
08

Muslin backdrop for Family Portrait

Hi there,

Tomorrow, for our Muslim friends is Eid Mubarak; for us it’s Ah Mah’s birthday (meaning my wife’s Grandma’s birthday). The whole family in law will be there and me and me and me.

Who’s me? THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!!

Suddenly, the whole family wants to dress up because I’m coming. Some even imagine that i’ll do studio photo in the restaurant!?!

So, you know what? … 🙂 I’ll do it!

One flash, one stand with a small backlight (ya my new Morris) and my second Morris for the bounce on top of the stand and it’s done.

Done? euh almost… the backdrop … a 15 feet role of paper. forget it. So went to see Rajah again and bought a muslin backdrop. Folded, it is not bigger than a bedsheet.

You will get to see the result on Saturday.

Cheers

07
Sep
08

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…  sorry, no need to run into my wife’s office; she is aware and agreeable 😉

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,

Cheers.

01
Sep
08

Quest for a model 2 [meeting with my model]

Hi There,

Yesterday, I met my model; the first model who is not one of my “volunteer” friends.  Discussed about the theme, the place, scenario, make-up, dressing. The photo session is on next Saturday.

Couple of weeks ago, I was discussing with another model; she needed someone to do her make-up, was asking me to provide wardrobe.

Isabella is so much easier to deal with. She does her make-up herself, and she has dresses that I had in mind for the shoot!!!

But I guess I will have to get used to the STAR behavior … Do professional photographers really invest in model’s clothes? If yes, I can now understand why all the models have the same size !

Anyway, after this interesting meeting I went to Ampang Lookout Point, which offer a very interesting view of Kuala Lumpur …

Kuala Lumpur 2008

Kuala Lumpur 2008

In one week time, I should be able to share some of my shots of Isabella …

Cheers!




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