Fatty Gets a Stylist1May 31st, 2011Band portraits
Earlier this month I was asked to shoot press shots for Fatty Gets A Stylist, a new music project between Kate Miller Heidke and her husband Kier Nuttall.
This shoot was kind of difficult as the brief and reference shots for their concept meant that I needed to use available light during nightfall. Not only was this difficult for me as it was quite different to how I usually worked with bands shots, but also I had to shoot most of these at high apertures and low ISOs (to even out the shadows and highlights in the available light) thus resulting in quite slow shutter speeds.To get shots in focus we shot each frame multiple times with count downs to hold the poses.
I spent three nights location scouting trying to find locations that suited the brief but also at the same time trying to find locations that had the right mix of available light (in my scouting I was looking for the right temperature as the main light and any other available light that would add to the mood of the concept). These shots were shot at a mixture of shutter speeds ranging from 1/6th sec – 1.3 seconds (and note NO HDR was used in the post processing of these shots).
Another difficulty from this shoot was that both Kate and Kier couldn’t actually see through those masks, so instructing them which way to move and pose was a little difficult.
Anyway here are the results. Let me know what you think.
The Fatty Gets a Stylist album is dropping in Australia in June.Tags: band, Band portraits, brisbane, elleni toumpas, Fatty Gets A Stylist, Kate Miller Heidke, Kier Nuttal, music, musician, photographer, press shots