Modelling Portfolio Tammy O’Sullivan, Twin Falls Springbrook 07/02/2016

Model,Tammy O'Sullivan 07.02.2016 (12)

A challenge would be the right naming for this photo shoot, taken place at the beautiful location Twin Falls Springbrook, Gold Coast Queensland, it was a long and challenging day, which I think paid off with good photo’s, and lessons were learned that will be useful on the next water fall photo shoot I do.
The day started off at my place, with the lovely model Tammy O’Sullivan arriving at about 8.15am as we had MUAH make-up artist and hair stylist booked for Tammy at 8.30am. It all went to plan as I expected, Cassandra the MUA and Tarah the Hair stylist arrived at 8.30am as planned. It took about two hours, while they were doing their magic on Tammy; I double checked my camera gear. My equipment I planned to use that day was 2 full framed camera’s, 3 speed lights, 1 soft box, multi reflector kits, tripod, light stands, 200mm and 50mm lenses, which were all packed and ready for the days fun session ahead of us. The work that Cassandra and Tarah were doing on Tammy was looking awesome, so I took a couple of behind the scene photo, as you will see in the photo gallery. The MUAH work was completed at the estimated time and many thanks were given to them for their great work. I told them I should be able to forward the photo images on to them in about one week. The weather was good outside so I put all my gear into my car and Tammy followed behind as we made our way to Springbrook
Challenge here we come, we left home at 10.30am. The drive took about 45 minutes as we were heading up the mountain road towards Springbrook, at least ¾ of the way up it started raining, I told myself we didn’t need this as I was really looking forward to this type of photography theme and so was Tammy. I was hoping the rain had stopped but nope, a short and sweet nope. I walked over to Tammie’s car as she was arranging what clothing to bring along the trail towards Twin Falls and I asked her if she was okay with the weather conditions and her words were like a trooper as she replied with a yes, we just got to make the best of what we have, since we are already here. I knew that the work the MUAH had put in for Tammy might not last the time we needed, since it was going to take up to about 6 hours. What the heck, just go with it I thought. I went over to my car while Tammy was arranging clothes and sorted out what camera gear I was taking with, I decided it would be light and easy and try different types of shoots out, so I only took one camera with the 200mm lense, 3 speed lights and a couple of stands, I did not want to take all my equipment as it was too wet, so I had to make good with what we took down with us.
The Shoots
Tammy I must say is an awesome model to work with. She knows her moves and positions appropriate for the shot which makes my work a hell of a lot easier. You will see all of her photo/images in the gallery under people models. Tammy is one fit lady, so proud of her the way she carried her change of clothing along the trails, it looked like a heavy bag, but no complaints from her. She change about 4 times along the circuit to give us different style of looks at different locations, we got a couple of water fall shots but not as many as I was looking for due to the conditions, but Trooper Tammy just kept going and we got a couple under the smaller falls, she got so wet. I kept asking her if she was okay as I know the water up here is very cold. Her simple words were ‘It’s what we do as models to try to get that magic shot’. Oh yeah, I thought I would throw this in we both copped a leech each on our legs, I was a sook for a man. I freaked out a little some trackers put some salt on mine and it fell of I was concerned that it would hurt but it did not, all smiles. Must say I’m very happy with the photos we got out of this session.

Lessons learnt
This is shoot was more for me to learn different techniques and Tammy benefited in her own ways to build up her portfolio and did a great job. What I have taught myself about water fall photography is that equipment is a major part if you want more quality shots. Lense type for example, if I would want to capture my models in the water fall wash, I would need to stay a fair distance back since I discovered with my 200mm lense that the filter was copping heaps of water wash of spray. Next time I will try my 150/600mm lense which should give me enough distance away so the water won’t fog up my camera lense. As for my speed lights I used, I will need to bring large clear plastic lunch bags to protect them in the future. I have done water photography before but not waterfalls, I will definitely be using tripod next time as well. Any suggestions or criticism, good or bad is more than welcome as I have said in previous blogs, am always learning.
Stay tuned for my next photography expedition session, Heritage Park Pimpama Gold Coast QLD.

Modelling Portfolio Katie R, Ernest Junction Tunnel 23/01/2016

 Model-Katie R 23.01.2016 (45)                                                                                                                                                                                                           Modelling Portfolio shoot, Emo/Gothic style type theme, location Ernest Junction Tunnel Molendinar Gold Coast Australia, my model for this shoot was the lovely Katie R and as you will see in the photo gallery under People/models, that she was awesome and the pictures will do all the talking for her, she is a delightful young lady to work with, and made my job as the photographer that so much easier, if needed in the future and Katie ever calls on me for other photography work, I would not hesitate, and in saying that if any other photographers out they looking for a great Model Katie is the lady for you strongly recommended.
                                                                               BIO                                                                                                           Katie is 19 years old and currently in her final year of her Bachelor degree majoring in Accounting and Japanese. Outside of university and work, she fills every second of her spare time with music, acting, performing and modelling. Her most recent adventures include playing a Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q, trying to overcome her un-coordination in the complicated dance numbers of an upcoming production of the Boy from Oz, and exploring Brisbane and the Gold Coast for numerous modelling opportunities. After graduating, Katie hopes to spend the next few years traveling, modelling and performing.

Credit also for this shoot must be mentioned to the lovely Make Up Artist, Moana Lofipo www.facebook.com/MoanaRoseMakeup

Modelling Portfolio Nikkita H, NightQuarter Helensvale 22/01/2016

 

Nikkita H 22.01.2016 (35)                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Friday the 22/01/2016, I had the pleasure to do a second modelling portfolio shoot with the lovely Nikkita H, like mentioned last time she is such a beauty and awesome model to work with, she would be every photographer dream type model to shoot. I will not need to say much about Nikkita but let her photo’s do the talking for her, which you will see in People gallery under models.
This particular model shoot would be a test to my professionalism, as the venue location was at NightQuarter Markets Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD, I have never done this type of flash photography before, equipment used three speedlights and one reasonable size soft box walking around with my daughter who was my assistant on the night, 35mm and 50mm 1.4 prime lenses where used with two full frame Nikon cameras, we used five different location in the venue area, including NightQuarter premises itself, with four stall owners premises which made good for different types of backdrops, will have the links to the stalls we used below, overall it was a very enjoyable session with thousands of people walking pass, watching what was happening, it was a different experience, and Nikkita blended in very well with so many people around, what a natural she is, next time I do this type of Model shoot I would like at least couple more hours than we had, just to put more colour to the portfolio, This was to be a short blog, so any comments good or bad would be much appreciated, as in life in general we are always learning, watch this blog within the next week, I should have another Model Katie R, with a Emo/Gothic theme, keep shooting and smiling.
http://nightquarter.com.au/
http://www.lalucierecycled.com.au/
www.shedleather.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/ottomanhouse.com.au/
http://www.integritycandles.com.au/

Modelling Portfolio Build Nikkita H, 14/01/2016

Model Nikkita H (52)

I normally only do weekend photography, but am on 2 weeks annual leave from my full-time job as a Motor Mechanic, and on Thursday the 14/01/2016, I had the pleasure to do a Photo shoot with the lovely Nikkita Hall, a Gold Coast based model with over 4 years modelling experience, made my work hella easy, as I am new to this type of photography, I could get very attached to this type of work, if all models are like Nikkita, I learnt a lot from her with this 3 hour shoot. The Photography theme is Urban street grunge.
I don’t need to say much about, Nikkita, as her photo shoot images will do the talking, the location was at the Alley Way next to Culture Kings Southport, her photo’s can be viewed in People’s photo Gallery.

Modelling Portfolio Kaitlyn Walsh

Kaitlyn Walsh

Kaitlyn Walsh

On Sunday, 20/12/2015 just past, I had the pleasure to do a early morning beach Modelling shoot with the lovely young Kaitlyn Walsh, for a 16-year-old model, Kaitlyn did an awesome 4 hour photo shoot session, My main action of attack was to get an awesome sun rise photo with the Model in the foreground, using flash photography and the young Kaitlyn, made my work a lot easier, the main photo I was aiming for paid of, which you can see with her other photo’s, in people’s photo gallery. The venue for the morning session was at the popular Currumbin Rock, beach front on the Gold Coast QLD, this place is very popular for photographer who love doing sunrise and long exposure photography, I did see about 5 others shooting their camera on this beautiful morning.

Now more about Kaitlyn, she was born on the 02/09/1999 in Western Australia, 176cm tall, well she is that tall now, not when she was born, I never asked her how tall she was when born, I guess we are very lucky Queenslander, roughly when Kaitlyn was 6 months old her family decided to start a new life on the Gold Coast, so for the last 15 and half-years, this has been her home, in conversation with her we talked about, her ambitions and where she is heading in life, most of her 15 years spent on the Coast was growing up doing surf life saving from nippers to current time’s, she said you could call the beach her second home, she told me she has been modelling for the last year and a half and loving every moment of it, she say she likes modelling because she gets to show the real her, and get to meet so many people and Photographers. She has the passion and work ethics to strive for the best. Kaitlyn completed year 10 at School this year and is planning to start a personal trainers course at Tafe in 2016 and at the same time pursue her modelling dream, what a great combination modelling/personal trainer, I wish her all the best, and if she ever need a photographer and I am not busy, that l would love to do another shoot with her. 

Modelling Portfolio Jordyn Lee Banks

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Jordyn Lee Banks Jordyn Lee Banks

Modelling Portfolio Shoot

Name: Jordyn Lee Banks
Age: 18
DOB: 23 May 1997
Height: 176cm
Hair Colour: Brown

Jordyn Lee Banks is a future model prospect who I did a model shoot for her portfolio this weekend just passed, Jordyn was born in the country and live there for her first couple of years. Later on Jordyn moved into the suburbs with her parents. She has travelled over seas a number of times and she’s hope to do a lot more in the somewhat near future. Jordyn has done modelling in the past but only briefly for a school project, nothing professional but it is something she would enjoy getting back into, hopefully this shoot is a start.

Jordy graduated from Helensvale State High School in 2014 with a certificate 3 in Children Services, Certificate 2 in Tourism and Certificate 2 in Business, as well as completing…

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Modelling Portfolio Jordyn Lee Banks

Jordyn Lee Banks

Jordyn Lee Banks

Modelling Portfolio Shoot

Name: Jordyn Lee Banks
Age: 18
DOB: 23 May 1997
Height: 176cm
Hair Colour: Brown

Jordyn Lee Banks is a future model prospect who I did a model shoot for her portfolio this weekend just passed, Jordyn was born in the country and live there for her first couple of years. Later on Jordyn moved into the suburbs with her parents. She has travelled over seas a number of times and she’s hope to do a lot more in the somewhat near future. Jordyn has done modelling in the past but only briefly for a school project, nothing professional but it is something she would enjoy getting back into, hopefully this shoot is a start.

Jordy graduated from Helensvale State High School in 2014 with a certificate 3 in Children Services, Certificate 2 in Tourism and Certificate 2 in Business, as well as completing an OP in drama. She is currently studying a diploma of Events Management.

Jordy believes she is a very family orientated person; she has a younger sister, and would love to have her own family one day. Jordyn has a couple of hobbies that include drawing tattoo designs, cooking and baking. Jordy also enjoys drives with her group of friends and partner, checking out heaps of lookouts and experiencing the wonderful world we live in from a different aspect.

Jordyn Lee Banks enjoys the country as much as she enjoys the city, although she would trade the suburbs for the farm/country life any day. Jordy can be very content when she wants, but can also get hyperactive when she wants’ to.

In conversation she said ‘I was very much a Daddy’s girl when I was younger. So I ended up spending most of my childhood around cars and help build them up. Now a day, I do pretty much the same as both my partner and his Dad is motor mechanic and we are always either talking about cars, around cars or fixing his car. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty, and I enjoy being able to help and learn certain aspects that go into engines.’

Jordy Modelling Photo’s can be seen in People’s gallery.

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