This weekend I had another opportunity to take portraits of fashion models at an event. It was at Hustle&Scout twilight fashion market, at the Forage, in Canberra. The difference to the ‘traditional’ fashion event was, these models were draped in food. Working together with make up artists, hair stylists and stylist they created different themes to ‘dress’ the models in seasonal local produce (fruits and vegetables), and baked goods, like bread. The styling and all the behind-the-scene prep before the photo […]
Categories: 52 Portrait Project 2014 • Tags: 52 Portrait Project, autumn, Canberra, event portraiture, Fashest, Fashion Photography, Hustle&Scout, New Acton, Nishi Building, the Forage, vintage fashion
I was reading up for some ideas for my post today. I was reading a wide variety of photography techniques you can do in creating portraits. So many interesting ideas out there,which I’m sure I will visit again in the future, but in this wet Sunday, taking portraits using low light caught my intention. I decided to use a single candle light to be the sole light source of my portrait today. It was dusk, we were in the room with the […]
This week’s portraits were not really my usual cup of tea. I mean, yes, I do portraits photography, but I do more of lifestyle photography; candid photos in an events or taking portraits in an event, where the fashion or what the people are wearing is not really the focus of the photographs. This weekend, there was an opportunity to take portrait of real models. What’s more interesting was the fact that the models were acting like mannequins and uniformly made […]
Categories: 52 Portrait Project 2014 • Tags: 52 Portrait Project, 52 Portrait Project 2014, Australia, Canberra, Canberra Centre, Fashion Photography, fashion show, Guardians of Style, model mannequins
To commit myself in the 52 weeks of Portrait Project, I knew that at some point I’d have to do a self portrait just to complete the whole portrait taking for a year experience. I knew I’d have to do it because it would be the most challenging to me, and therefore would be perfect for this project. I call it a big challenge because first of all, I feel less comfortable to stand in front of the camera than […]
After Ajlun Castle, we headed to Jerash, which was another impressive ruins we got to visit that day. Located 48 km north from Amman, Jerash is the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. We could see the big arch gate from the road as we arrived, and I thought, wow, even from a distance it looked so impressive. It’s not your usual sight to see as you drive around a city these […]
The sight that greeted us as we arrived at the Fire Garden, as part of Canberra Enlighten 2014 event last week, was simply amazing. Flickers of many tiny fires in the dark of the night would draw you in, made you want to get closer to their warmth and you couldn’t help but to come as close as it was permitted. And stare. The light and shadow dance was just mesmerizing beautiful to watch.
It’s mid March now, which means we were just celebrating another year of Canberra’s birthday at the Nation’s Capital. From end of February to the first weeks of March (which ended last weekend), Canberra was ‘bustling’ with activities and festivities. I always welcome the annual Enlighten weeks, and furthermore, every year there’s always something different that’s being featured all over town. We had Sienta la Cabeza and acrobatics at the Aero Dome last year, this year we had a whole lot […]
I’ve been wanting so long to try on taking pictures underwater. Last week, I finally got the chance to do it. Using my daughter’s red Lumix* camera (her christmas present from last year), the three of us had tremendous fun goofin’ around taking photos in our backyard pool. I took close to a hundred photos that day, but I think only ONE (shown above) I really like. In the photo, the light was perfect, no excessive bubbles around that could […]
This week’s portraits were all about my family in a lazy Sunday morning. It’s one of those Sundays when despite the great weather outside you are happy enough just to be home, around each other, and do…well, practically nothing that has any objective or significant goal. It’s interesting to see the various reactions each one gave me to my photo taking today. I’m happy with the result as it shows each family member’s characteristic quite well.
Walking amongst the ruins was scheduled (heavily) for the day. Ajlun (Ajloun) Castle was our first destination. Located 50 km from Amman, Ajloun was standing proudly up on the hill. Through an uphill winding road we passed villages, some olive orchards and other interesting landscapes. Going further up we could still see patches of snow that blanketed the ground. We stopped half way there, to stretch our legs and to have some fresh pomegranate we bought from the side of […]