May 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.
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May 24th, 2011Band portraits
In April I was invited along to Band Camp Fast Track, a four day music workshop for emerging musicians put on by the Moreton Bay Region Council.
I was asked to run 45 minute press sessions with the bands and musicians in attendance and show them the ropes of having their photos taken. With each band I attempted a few different looks with the aim to deliver 2 – 3 photos each.
With an hour before hand to location scout this shoot had the challenge of being shot at QUT Carseldine campus, a location that proved to be not very inspiring.
Armed with 400W strobes and a bit of creativity we were able to pull 5 different looks from the grounds.
Julz de Maria
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September 7th, 2010Band portraits
Just after Splendour I photographed up and coming band Calais in a promo session. We tackled a couple of safe shots plus one idea I wanted to try using fluoros that the band now want to use for branding. All the boys are still in high-school and are currently regularly gigging. Check them out.Tags: band, brisbane, calais, elleni toumpas, photographer, photography, Portraits, press shots, promo shots