Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Night Photography

March 12th, 2013 7 comments

North Star Brand Hot Dog Package

North Star Brand Hot Dog Package c.1964-1974



In the previous post, I showed some photographs of plastic waste from a local Vancouver park. This time I went to Spanish Banks, a beautiful natural beach on English Bay. Here's a photo that I took while I was there:

Moon Rising Over Vancouver

At first it was difficult to spot any plastic - the beach looked pristine. However, after a few minutes, I spotted many pieces of plastic waste. The tide was going out, and I found most of the plastic in the high tide line, mixed in with seaweed and driftwood. I found plastic bags, wrappers, bottles, a cap from a ballpoint pen, styrofoam, food containers and coffee lids. I even found some AstroTurf!

The most interesting waste plastic that I found was a package labeled North Star Brand Wieners by Intercontinental Packers, Vancouver.  Although it was made in Canada, it had no French labeling and the weight was in Imperial Units (one pound). Canada introduced bilingual packaging in 1974 and metric weights in the mid-seventies. After a little research, I learned that the company existed in Vancouver from 1964-1994. Incredibly, this package dates from c.1964 - 1974, showing how long plastic persists in the environment. After 40 to 50 years it is still around! It will remain in the environment for another 50 years or much longer, along with all other plastic waste. Unfortunately, much of this waste gets into the ocean, where it is eaten by marine life, often injuring and killing fish, birds, turtles and dolphins. Check out the documentary "Addicted to Plastic" for more information about the problems caused by plastic waste in the environment, along with solutions that will need to be implemented to correct the problem. In the meantime, if you care about the environment, don't litter with plastic waste!

Here's another photo from beautiful Spanish Banks:

Spanish Banks, Vancouver

Spanish Banks, Vancouver


North Star Brand Hot Dog Package

North Star Brand Hot Dog Package c.1964-1974

In the previous post, I showed some photographs of plastic waste from a local Vancouver park. This time I went to Spanish Banks, a beautiful natural beach on English Bay. Here's a photo that I took while I was there:

Moon Rising Over Vancouver

At first it was difficult to spot any plastic - the beach looked pristine. However, after a few minutes, I spotted many pieces of plastic waste. The tide was going out, and I found most of the plastic in the high tide line, mixed in with seaweed and driftwood. I found plastic bags, wrappers, bottles, a cap from a ballpoint pen, styrofoam, food containers and coffee lids. I even found some AstroTurf!

The most interesting waste plastic that I found was a package labeled North Star Brand Wieners by Intercontinental Packers, Vancouver.  Although it was made in Canada, it had no French labeling and the weight was in Imperial Units (one pound). Canada introduced bilingual packaging in 1974 and metric weights in the mid-seventies. After a little research, I learned that the company existed in Vancouver from 1964-1994. Incredibly, this package dates from c.1964 - 1974, showing how long plastic persists in the environment. After 40 to 50 years it is still around! It will remain in the environment for another 50 years or much longer, along with all other plastic waste. Unfortunately, much of this waste gets into the ocean, where it is eaten by marine life, often injuring and killing fish, birds, turtles and dolphins. Check out the documentary "Addicted to Plastic" for more information about the problems caused by plastic waste in the environment, along with solutions that will need to be implemented to correct the problem. In the meantime, if you care about the environment, don't litter with plastic waste!

Here's another photo from beautiful Spanish Banks:

Spanish Banks, Vancouver

Spanish Banks, Vancouver


Here are some of my favourite night photographs that I have taken over the last few years. Click on the thumbnails to expand to large size and enjoy!

 

 

Valentine’s Day Pin-Up

February 9th, 2013 2 comments

Here are some photos from a recent Valentine’s Day pin-up photoshoot with burlesque performer Pocket Venus. We used a vintage pinup poster by Gil Elvgren for inspiration:

Valentine's Pinup by Elvgren

 

We also did a few other looks and poses as you can see below (click thumbnails to expand). I used a fog machine backlit with a light covered with a red gel to create the smoky effects. It was a lot of fun and great to work with model Pocket Venus Josan and makeup and hair artist Ashley of Blood & Beauty.

Credits

Model: Pocket Venus Josan

Makeup & Hair: Blood & Beauty

Photography by Lloyd K Barnes

© 2013 Lloyd K Barnes

Copyright info:

Feel free to share on social media and blogs, but be sure to include credits and a link to the source. Thanks!

 

creation-Observation Photography Exhibition

January 30th, 2013 No comments

I’m very excited to have three of my underwater photographs included in an exhibition called creation-Observation, which is showing January 29 - February 4, 2013, with an artists' reception on February 1, 7-9 pm. The exhibition features 15 photographers with three photographs each and is showing at Gallery 295, 295 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. If you are in the area, check out the photographs. The photos were beautifully printed and mounted by The Lab.

Exhibition Poster

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos taken while hanging the show. It was my first time hanging photos in a gallery, so it was a great learning experience and fun too!

Prints ready to hang Aligning the prints Arranging the prints Planning Prints Underwater photos Hanging the prints Hanging in progress Prints ready for the show Final touches

Fitness Trainer Maggie

December 10th, 2012 10 comments



 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, see and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, viagra approved so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

 

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Loca

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, more about scars, bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, this scars, stuff bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with cuts, pilule buy more about scars, approved bruises and broken

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was the perfect location for a street fight themed photoshoot. There was certainly a lot of (fake) blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood. It was a challenge dealing with a fair amount of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) and the strong sunlight.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, dosage Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, sildenafil and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, discount and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, order so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, see and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges – in this case the sun was very bright, viagra approved so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Here are some photos from a recent photoshoot with personal trainer Maggie.  A couple of days earlier Maggie had competed in the 2012 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic fitness competition and came in 3rd in the bikini category, so she was in great physical shape! She had amazing discipline and dedication to achieve this level of fitness and plans to resume training and enter more competitions in 2013.

Makeup was done by Mika Does Makeup and hair by Jewlee B Hair and Makeup.

© 2012 Lloyd K Barnes

 

Street Fight in Blood Alley

November 26th, 2012 No comments

I love doing underwater photoshoots – always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.

On a technical note – I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera's controls while underwater. It's a popular camera for scuba divers too! It's a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I'm going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.

Model: Mahafsoun

Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist

Here's a short video

 
I love doing underwater photoshoots - always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.

On a technical note - I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera's controls while underwater. It's a popular camera for scuba divers too! It's a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I'm going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.

Model: Mahafsoun

Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist

Here's a short video

 

Blood Alley was an appropriately named location for this street fighter photoshoot as there was certainly a lot of  blood involved! Tessa did an amazing job with the cuts and bruises and liberal application of theatrical blood.

Location shoots are a good change from the studio, purchase and I like to do them when the weather cooperates. There are always challenges - in this case the sun was very bright, so we found shaded areas and I used reflectors and speedlites for lighting. Also, even though we were shooting on a Sunday, there was a lot of traffic (both vehicles and pedestrians) that slowed us down while we waited for the location to clear before continuing.

Thanks also to Douglas and Sean for their fighting choreography skills and Catherine for assisting me during the shoot.

Credits:

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

Photography Assistant: Catherine Millard

Fighters: Douglas McDowell and Sean Mathews

Location: Blood Alley, Gastown, Vancouver

Underwater Bellydance

November 16th, 2012 16 comments

I love doing underwater photoshoots – always a challenge but the results are worth it! Here are some photos from a recent shoot with Vancouver dancer and model Mahafsoun. The very cool makeup was done by Gun Street Girl Makeup.

On a technical note – I used a Canon G9 camera with the WP-DC21 underwater housing, which allows me to use all the camera's controls while underwater. It's a popular camera for scuba divers too! It's a little daunting to submerge the camera for the first time and hope that there are no leaks. So far, the housing has kept my camera safe and dry. For my next underwater shoot, I'm going to use an Olympus E-PL1 with the PT-EP01 underwater housing. I'm looking forward to testing it out!

Check out my previous underwater photoshoot for more photos and here are some tips for doing underwater photoshoots.

Model: Mahafsoun

Makeup: Gun Street Girl Makeup Artist

 

Vintage Portrait Photographs

September 9th, 2012 3 comments



I picked up some vintage photographs at an antique show last weekend. They were not in the greatest condition, but I liked the creases and wear that they have received over the years. The backs of the photographs were printed as postcards and some had information about the studios where they were taken. It looks like the photos date from the 1920's to early 1930's based on the fashions and information that I could find about the studios where they were taken.

One of the photographs was done by Jerome Ltd, a popular chain of studios in the UK. Here's another link with some interesting information about Jerome Studios, including the types of cameras and film they used. There's even a Flickr group for Jerome Studios.

I wasn't able to find out much about the other photographs. A couple of them were done by D.R. Jones, Photo Artist, 92 Market St., Manchester and one was by Black & White Studios. Unfortunately, the other two do not name the photographer or studio.

I wonder who the people were who had their portraits taken almost 100 years ago, before World War II. Maybe someone will recognize an ancestor in one of the photos!

 

 

Street Photography

August 25th, 2012 3 comments



I just finished a 12 week street photography course at Langara College, taught by Jim Balderson. It was great shooting outdoors in  Vancouver in the summer!

It's a major change from studio photography - it's more about observation than creating the image. Instead of models, sets, makeup artists and controlled lighting, I photographed random people and worked with the light and environment on the street. I found it was a great way to practice composition and just get out and have fun shooting.

Most of the time, I used an Olympus Pen E-PL1 because it's light and not as conspicuous as a DSLR, allowing me to take candid photos without attracting too much attention. I tried to capture images where people were involved in what they were doing and not posing for the camera.

Here's a selection of the photos that I took during course. I'm looking forward to getting out and doing more street photography in the future!

 

Underwater Photoshoot

July 27th, 2012 2 comments

It’s been a while since I did an underwater shoot. It’s usually too cold in Vancouver, so an indoor pool works best. Luckily, Jeanine of Gun Street Girl Makeup hooked me up with a perfect location. So we got together and tested it out! We threw a couple of models in and they were amazing - and it's tough work modelling underwater. Luckily they could not only swim, but pose while underwater. I'm looking forward to more underwater shoots in the near future. Thanks to Genevieve Clements and Shazmin Hussein for the great modelling work!

Aurora & Genevieve Part 2

July 14th, 2012 No comments

document.write(" Makeup by Tessa Mitz" src="http://blog.lloydkbarnes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/LKB_20120617_asian_makeup_0172-Edit-e1341872714664.jpg" alt="" width="562" height="750" />

Here's the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.
document.write(" Makeup by Tessa Mitz" src="http://blog.lloydkbarnes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/LKB_20120617_asian_makeup_0172-Edit-e1341872714664.jpg" alt="" width="562" height="750" />

Here's the first of a series featuring models Aurora and Genevieve with Chinese opera-style makeup by Tessa Mitz.

Here are more photos from the shoot with Aurora and Genevieve. See Part 1 here.

The idea for the shoot was to have two models - one Asian and one Caucasian - and have slightly over-the-top asian makeup based on the style of Chinese opera makeup. We shot on location at the Spectral Theatre, unhealthy which was a great place for the shoot. We used both the stage and dressing room areas. I loved the creepy sci-fi and horror props that were stored in the theatre, sildenafil which inspired more ideas for future shoots!

Makeup: Tessa Mitz

UA-12397519-1