It’s been longer than I would have liked since my last post. Things have been quite busy with organizing the studio construction while trying to maintain regular workflow. It has been enjoyable at the very least though. I also did manage to spend Sunday relaxing and enjoying myself along with my friend Ashley so it hasn’t been all work either. Since the last post; we’ve finished up our Olympian’s shoot (Jane Rumball), got a little more gear, and made some leaps with our studio.
Jane’s shoot finished off at the DRC last Saturday and I think overall we’ve got loads to work with. Be sure to expect a bunch of behind the scenes footage as well. While I’ve got a ton of work to do in terms of picking images and editing, I’m eager to show of some of what we’ve done, so here is a quick sample of an image we took last Saturday. This photo has only been edited about 10 seconds and would need a lot more if we chose to actually use it in the final campaign (at this point I can’t be certain as I just picked this one out of hundreds to show you guys).
It was a really fun project, and I’d like to thank Jane and everyone involved for helping out and making it what I hope will be a huge success.
We also picked up some extra gear this last week. Receiving our Alien Bee’s Vagabond battery. This thing is pretty awesome, it’s got a bit of a slow recycle time, but honestly it does exactly what it’s designed for very very well. Using this little guy I’ve got plenty of shots to take on the road with my monolights and that’s all I was looking for. So I definitely recommend picking one of these little guys up. We’ll also be using profoto in the future, but I imagine this little yacht battery with a strap will see some use no matter what.
I haven’t actually been taking too many pictures since Jane’s shoot. Things with the studio have been getting very very busy and I feel like I’ve been a lazy photographer, but I also know that I simply haven’t had the time. One thing that I am really excited about it a general layout of the studio. A few days ago we agreed on what the scheme of the studio will look like, and bearing in mind that this still needs some tweaking and we will be adding a few extra features, here’s what it’ll look like.
Lastly, I had a great time Sunday with my friend Ashley with whom I started the day out by heading to a restaurant downtown. We had a quick lunch and began our day. I’d like to add at this point that all I had on me was one camera, some lens cleaning solution and a single lens (17-55). All images shot on the day are just a result of these things, even though I desperately wished I at least had a tripod at some points. OK, so we headed to the Jays game where they were playing the Mariners, and ended up winning in dramatic fashion. While the game was going on, I received a phone call from a friend asking if I’d be interested in going to the Leafs game that same night, I looked over at Ashley, and said yes. So the Jays game ended and we had some time between games so we decided to grab another bite and some beers at Scotland Yard. A few wings and beers later and I was ready for bed, but right then we picked up our Leafs tickets and heading to the Air Canada Centre to watch another dramatic game. The leafs lost (I know…. I know…) but it was still a great game. Afterwards we stopped by another bar before catching the train home and had a couple of ciders to end the night and a great day. Here are some picks of it all.
Thank you for reading!