Here are the images used in the 2011 Regal Haulage Calendar. These are the main cover and back cover images and month by month shots.
Still catching up from my trip overseas, but thought I would blog a commercial shoot I did last week for Endace Technologies Auckland.
Every year Endace do a big campaign to attract talented computing individuals from all over the World. The brief was to capture Endace staff enjoying Hamilton and also some team building. I had a budding photographer, Mark from Endace capturing what I was doing so you can see that I do indeed get in some tight dangerous spots to get the shot!
I’ve been all over Auckland today, but I had to Blog this image of a Trade Mark Lawyer Carrick Robinson who is a Partner at James & Wells in Auckland. It was an idea that came from their marketing department that is creative and the image speaks for itself. Carrick and I did have a laugh given that we had 9 letters and only 8 fingers to write on, hence the E on the thumb, still works tho!
This morning I visited the hugely energetic staff from the Eastside Church, Hamilton. The shoot was organised by Naomi who we photographed her wedding to Dricus back in December.
The brief was simple, photograph all the staff and let their personalities come through. Well… how about 270 images in 40 minutes, that’s good value for money aye!
I will blog some images soon!
If you have ever walked up the food isle at New World looking for all the nuts and dried foods, it will have come from Prolife Foods here in Hamilton, via their brand, Alison’s Pantry.
I have been photographing ‘their nuts’ for quite sometime now, here is one of the latest images for a new product shot and magazine advertising.
I’ve been assisting Brooklands Country Estate for a while now with both a new website and their commercial photography.
I went out to Brooklands again on Sunday to update the photos for 2 of their guest rooms and to capture their new helicopter pad. The Chef Justin also prepared a wonderful chicken salad for me to photograph too.
Do check out their website www.brooklandscountryestate.co.nz if you need a 5 Star Luxury Treat away or a beautiful descreet wedding venue.
Toby from Quarry Road Wines dropped by the office again today with 4 more bottles of wine for us to photograph. We blog’d the last bottles we captured in January and we had one enquiry from a camera club in California asking how we photographed the wine bottles. This time I will show how we do it.
I have to say, wine bottles are not the easiest of things to capture due to the reflections and the contrast differences between white and red wines, nor is it easy when you have reflective labels. These 4 were all whites which made matters easier.
The image below the product shot shows you how we achieved it. We are lucky to have great granite bench tops in our kitchen with a deep black finish. The white piece of paper under the camera lens reflects light back on to the label when raised slightly. I tweaked some of the soft box angles from what you see but only the right hand box produced a flash of 60% power from a Bowens 500W unit.
On the technical side, the image was captured using a Canon 1Ds Mark II on a tripod with a fixed 85mm F1.2 lens. Manual settings of 1/100 s at F9.0, ISO of 50 and a 4500K white balance. There was very little post production work.