Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CabaRadio with Teddy Smooth

CabaRadio at CITR radio at UBC, (L-R) Iona Beerwagon, Teddy Smooth, Miss Fitt, eRoc, Suzy Shameless.
I did a late night shoot at UBC's student radio station, CITR, on the CabaRadio show with DJ's Teddy Smooth and eRoc. They cover the cabaret scene in Vancouver, so we had local burlesque dancer Miss Fitt, and roller derby queens Iona Beerwagon and Suzy Shameless (to see them in action, check out my blog posting on the Faster Pussycats roller derby).

Arriving at the studio in UBC's student Union building (despite all the new construction at UBC, the Sub looks like it could be a set from Animal House) at 10:30 for the start of the show. We shot until 1:00 in the morning, and then Urban Pie publisher Alan Forsythe and I headed to a 24 hour coffee shop to edit and process the photos, as the Pie was going to press the next day. Leaving Vancouver at 3:00 AM, I finally got to bed at 5:30 in the morning. I did get some nice photos though.

Teddy Smooth and eRoc in the radio station's record room.

Hello Ladies. Iona Beerwagon and Suzy Shameless.

Urban Pie publisher Alan Forsythe gets sandwiched.

Tech Stuff
The main shot was lit with two Alien Bee B1600 lights, one as a key in front, and a kicker off to camera right. The key light had a medium softbox, and the kicker an extra small 12x16" softbox.

The photos in the hallway and record room were shot with an alien Bee and extra small softbox. In the hallway, I took the light off the stand and put it on the floor to get some low angle lighting.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8
Lighting: Alien Bee B-1600 lights x 2

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chateau Whistler Wedding - Melissa and Keith

This giant Percheron draft horse took a bib bite out of Melissa's wedding bouquet during our wedding portrait session.
Australians Melissa and Keith came out to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel for an intimate wedding at the Chateau rooftop wedding chapel. It's a great location for small weddings, especially in the winter, as it has glass sides, a terrific view from the roof, and the Fairmont staff do an awesome wedding service.

The Fairmont wine sommelier sabred a bottle of champaign for the wedding.

Portraits on the Fairmont's roof.

Melissa and Keith went for a sleigh ride that evening at the Fairmont's golf club. They had a big gas fired bonfire going that made for nice photos in the low, late afternoon light.

And to finish things off, a sleigh ride around the Fairmont Chateau Whistler's golf course.

Tech Stuff:
Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 flash, controlled by SU-800