Found Objects

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The Kookaburra’s Feather, found objects.

They say that when you hear the kookaburra laugh, there will be rain within three days of the call, or the three days prior to the call. Ever since listening to this Indigenous Australian story, Ive listened, and always found this to be true.

Sea Day

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:Flash as fill, 6 images that tell a story. Establishing, close, and medium shots. The trip was to Towra, with my family…here are some more pics, equally as important, but didn’t make the final cut. We had no good bites in the shallows of Towra, whilst sheltering from the winds. Actually we didnt have much fishing luck all day, but great to get out, all the same.

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Such a shame to see so much rubbish on the shore of Towra, but as this part of the beach can only really be entered by boat, it doesnt seem to really get looked after. I suppose most of the rubbish comes from careless boat people and littering from people on the other side of the bay.

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Masquerading at the Sir Stamford Hotel

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set3 final masqua-9 Thanks so much to everyone involved in this shoot. It was a pretty fast afternoon and everyone worked really hard to pull this off. Wow guys, next time I would definitely get an earlier check in somewhere for a few more hours. Thanks for the fab costume changes through out the afternoon girls and for being fabulous sports everyone. It was a pretty big cast and crew. So a big thank-you firstly to all of the gorgeous models, Valeria, Rachel, Jacquie, Johanna, Tahmyna, Alex, Damien and Simon. Thank-you also to the lovely make-up artists Dani-Elle Tsakonas, Patrice Gannopoulos and Diana Giannoulis and of course my assistant for the day. Hair was by the lovely Linda Thi, who is normally also a MUA aswell. Clothing is a mixture of vintage and new. Location: Sir Stamford

The shoot is Erwin Olaff inspired, I really admire most of his productions, they are calculated and all studio style, even on location, and are a little off key, sort of. I must say image 5 is an overkill of one of his images (that he shot for Elle). It actually isnt that similar, but the stance is the same. Just to let you know, Erwin must take credit for that. For the rest we just rolled with what we had, even those very short ceilings and very tall (and lovely) male models Alex and Damien, Simon left earlier for work and was not as quite as tall, but equally as lovely. Some of the images will form flash as main assignment for tech. Over all the shoot was excellent experience in co-ordinating and shooting with speed lights indoors.

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Jim’s Critique

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I dislike to backtrack to a previous image, but since Im handing this in for Jim’s class CUVDIG401A, I thought I better take Jim’s suggestion into consideration. Jim suggested a white background, but the image is creme in tones instead of white. I tried white, but it just didn’t sit right. There are things that I would change about this image if I re-composed. I will consider these things on my future collage’s.

Micah, Botany Bay

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Shooting Micah on Botany Bay, a little bit of location portraiture for those people looking at my blog. I do take your standard images too. For this shoot I bought 25m of rope to hang from the beautiful trees at Ramsgate. I must of looked strange carrying a ladder, and climbing it, to throw the rope over it, with my shoe attached. Thank-you to the man who stopped to help. I was trying to explain to him, that I wasn’t planning on doing something stupid, but he couldn’t speak English. He worked it out and was a great help.