Jewellery is always challenging to photograph, whether it’s for a tiny web image or a printed catalogue/ad. And then you’re asked to create an image of 2 very valuable diamond rings large enough to ride on the back of a bus!
Shooting with 36 megapixels of resolution is a start but in order to create this 80 megapixel gigantor (that’s an 85cm print at 300dpi) we utilised a technique known as focus stacking as well as some very gentle interpolation.
Another year down and 4 more images judged by the best in the Australian Photography industry. This year we picked up a couple of high scoring Bronzes as well as 2 Silver Awards. A Silver is awarded to an image deemed to be above the required standard for ‘professional practice’.
Suffice to say we’re chuffed! Below are the winning images and also a link to the Sea & Vines image on BestAds.
Wine glass forks; Agency - Showpony Advertising, Creative Director - Parris Mesidis, Art Director - Jonathan Pagano, Agency Producer - Amy Mansfield, Account manager - Matthew Basso
I love a well planned shoot with an organised and professional team. The concept behind this Centro catalogue fashion was to start with a ‘normal’ fashion setting and add a ‘quirk’ – much like the Centro work we did a while ago with the watermelon slaying ballet dancer and toast adoring princess (original post here or the award edited versions here)!!
I’ve included a behind the scenes photo (taken by my assistant for the day Teagan Oliver) to show how much of a spectator sport studio photography really is!
Behind the scenes (pic by Teagan Oliver)
Agency – Black Sheep Advertising
Styling – Chloe Spalding
Hair/MUA – Natasha Kruzycki
Models – Bec and Jose
Rundle Mall Unique Magazine SS11
The fourth Magazine we’ve worked on with Algo Mas and Rundle Mall turned out to be the BIGGEST by far! Not only was it a whopping 64 pages but our models were positively massive! This was an instance where we were given an opportunity to pitch some concepts for the photography and thus Mallzilla was born. Inspired partly by the ‘miniature’ (Tilt/Shift) craze that’s been doing the rounds for the last couple of years and partly an inexplicable desire to be stuck to the Mac like glue for hours and hours on end, this concept became very close to my heart. This helped maintain motivation during the mammoth 5-6 hour retouching/compositing stints for each of the 6 images!!
Not to be overlooked, the secondary shoot we did in the Botanic Gardens (Algo Mas’ concept) was also great fun – who doesn’t enjoy loitering in the park with a tonne of photographic equipment in the sweltering (Autumn!) sun? Seriously though the talent and crew were absolute stars and we captured some beautiful moments in this oasis in the city.
Living in a city that produces the worlds best wines (my limited opinion!) definitely has it’s perks. Not only do we get to drink earthy Shiraz and smooth, dry Sauv Blanc’s (our faves) but we are immersed in the creative world of wine label design. Some wineries take their branding very seriously and to them we salute and do our best to make their brand shine. Here are some recent images produced for some gorgeous brands – and kudos to the designer (Todd Engelsma) for essentially giving us free reign on these (and “forgetting” to pick up the bottles after the shoot!!).
We completed this campaign in December but have been too busy to show them to the world until now. They have been hanging in Centro Colonnades since Christmas.
We had an absolute blast shooting these in our studio, I think we covered just about every “never work with kids/animals/______” category in one day but everyone and everything worked a treat! Kudos to our stellar production team.
Luke Godson from LGMD popped in to the studio yesterday to shoot some images for upcoming projects. We started from a blank canvas and came up with a few different looks to give him lots of options for different promotional purposes. Here are some samples from the shoot, and feel free to check the guy out here.
It seems the end of the financial year always brings on a frenzy of companies requiring new corporate portraits. Here are some recent images we’ve produced.
In May this year Lightly Salted was commissioned by the RSB to create portraits of the YBL participants. We were over the moon that they gave us creative freedom and allowed us to produce these punchy images with a little bit of attitude! Our main goal was to avoid the general corporate look and produce something more edgy and modern.
Young Business Leaders 2008-09