I was lucky enough to be asked to take some ‘Hollywood’ images ‘Portrait by the Thames’ for a young aspiring model from London a few days ago. The weather right now in London is really good and as I live in Kew, I asked Joyce Djae Lou to travel to Kew for some great shots on the banks of the river Thames. I run past a small tunnel in the bridge that takes the trains to and from London over the river everyday, perfect in all weathers. I always shoot with off camera flash, and this time was no different two flash, with one tucked behind the model’s legs to brighten up the walls of the tunnel.
I love to use soft boxes to diffuse the harsh light that comes from a small flash, but on this occasion I needed to take off the diffusion as the bright sun was… well too bright and so I needed more ‘power’ to counter balance. The sand bags are very heavy but needed to weigh down the tripods from wind and DOGS, it’s a great location for dog walkers along the path and they love to know whats going on!
Click on the video to give you an insight into the days shoot.