Friday, April 22, 2016

Self Portrait

It's always most uncomfortable for a photographer being the other side of the lens, but also so important to know what it feels like.  I live by stepping outside my comfort zone with my lifestyle so it's about time I applied that to photography so I'll be doing a series of self portraits until I feel good doing them, if that will ever happen! A friend actually inspired me to do this one, encouraging me to get in front of the camera, plus I had a new backdrop I need to experiment with for an upcoming shoot.  It's mostly natural lighting, shot in my apartment in Las Vegas, but I did use a little fill in flash with a diffuser.  I also had a black reflector to the side to create a little depth to the picture which is the shadow you see on the right side.  I was going for a seventies feel.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kristal reached out to me because she wanted a photographer to give her a shoot to mark her 21st Birthday where she was visiting her brother in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She sent me through some inspo pics, which I loved, so we set out to Red Rock to get creative. This trooper battled some minor issues on the day such as nosebleeds, allergies and a few other things, but who can tell?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Model: Stacey Duncan
Hair and Make up: Adele Poppy Field

Friday, August 1, 2014

before and after woodland shoot

This is what I miss living in Las Vegas, the woods and countryside of England.  On my last visit home, two of my closest friends and I went on a little adventure to Silent Pool, in Surrey where we came across these beautiful tree roots, we chose here to set up a group portrait.  The 'before' is actually kind of an 'after' too, we set up the tripod and took it in turns to get in the photo, waiting patiently for the sun to go behind the clouds again, and then merged the three images together.  I spent many hours of editing afterwards to bring out the different shadows and highlights, play with the light and add some fancy colours to create a story tale image.

Models: Gemma Perrior, Louise Canton (me) and Christine Lipscombe

Saturday, July 12, 2014

 desert daze

photography: Louise Canton
model: Stacey Duncan
hair & makeup: Jessica Passecker
styling: Steven Struzzullo
clothing from Widow Den, Las Vegas

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

dry lake bed gif

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A gif of the beautiful Jessie Watson taken at the landing shoot in a dry lake bed on the outskirts of las vegas.  Make up by Jessica Passecker.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

the landing

the landing- for Jute Magazine 

What an adventure this shoot was, we missioned it out in the summer heat to to a dry lake bed.  Jess, the make up artist had spotted this amazing location.  It was all shot in natural light with the occasional use of a reflector but we tried something a little different with the effects,  Jess drove around the model in circles to create dust clouds and I added a little vaseline to the bottom and top of the lens filter to add a bit of blur.  

model: jess @ Red Agency Las Vegas
Make up: Jessica Passecker @ luxe professional makeup artistry
Hair: Andrea Cec
Jewellery: Ashley Morgan

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The whole shoot will be coming for soon, but for now here's a photo from the series I did at a dry lake bed in Las Vegas.  

Model: Jessie Watson @ REDagency
Make up and Styling: Jessica Passecker
Hair: Andrea Cec

Friday, March 7, 2014

self portrait

Self portrait taken in my bedroom with natural light at dusk.  I pulled the curtain across to create a more direct light and used a white reflector to bounce a little light from the opposite side.  I wanted a Rembrandt style lighting effect.  It's soft because I smeared vaseline around the edge of the filter on my lens.  It was a race against time to get this before I lost the light completely.