BEACHED

Close up
Close up

Photoshoot with Luzaan! One of my shoots with the Fujifilm X-T1 earlier this year! 56mm teamed with this system has given me zero issues – never missed a shot! Light weight machine makes working all day long such an easy task!

Model: Luzaan Preston

Photographer: Mardee Maree

Camera & Equipment: Fujifilm South Africa

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Close up

#BOHO

Darrell Fraser
Darrell Fraser

Photoshoot of Fellow Photographer – Darrell Fraser

Tested out the Fujifilm XF 50-140 F2.8 lens! which was fabulously pin sharp from F2.8!

Colour and contrast is amazing! Truly in its own league! As always used the Fujifilm X-T1!

MUA: Maureen Grobler

Photographer: Mardee Maree

Lighting the three images above: Elinchrom Ranger pack with 70cm Beauty Dish to my left of the model!Shooting at 200mm @F2.8

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Hit It!

Kick it!
Kick it!

Photoshoot with Caileigh Stap – Fitness of Spartans.

Very standard setup in a way of lighting – the kick was assisted through the use of a bare bulb flash from behind the model, as well as in front to her right through large beauty dish. and of course some chalk to make the shot a bit more interesting!

Camera Equipment as always Fujifilm X-T1 and the 56mm F1.2 – Fujifilm X-T1

Model: Caileigh Stap

Make up: Stephanie Saskia

Photographer: Mardee Maree

Stretched!
Stretched!

Lighting of next 2 images – also a combination of bare bulb, and a warm/high wattage tungsten setup. always nice playing with warm and cool tones.

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Crunch it!
Crunch it!

Paradise

Jonathan
Jonathan Guy – Ice Genetics

Photoshoot with Jono – Testing the Fujifilm XF 16-55 F2.8

Collaboration with:

Stylist: Jade Campbell – In Love WITH ROY

Clothing: Dark Paradise – Dark Paradise Store

Model: Jonathan Guy – ICE Genetics – Jonathan Guy

Editorial
Editorial

Strong sunlight to contend with in sunny Cape Town – The Fujifilm X-T1 works a dream on location! WYSIWYG is truly a shift in the right direction. #ThePerksOfMirrorless

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Lighting 101: Mixed Lighting 1.0

Caitlin in combination light
Caitlin in combination light

The Effect of this image was combining:

  • Natural light (cold)
  • Tungsten bulb as main light source (warm)
  • Balancing white balance to tungsten.
  • Using the Fujifilm X-T1 and 56mm @F1.2

Model: Caitlin Clancy

MUA: Mikhara Ford

Photographer: Mardee Maree

Weddings Exposed

The Venue
The Venue

As it goes with every wedding – days,months and sometimes years are spent planning, dreaming and escaping from the daily mishaps and stresses to plan a fantastically whimsical or sometimes quite eccentric day!

The following words are for brides, grooms, mother-in-laws-to-be as well as photographers. Its based on weddings done over the past decade – things you learn, mistakes you made and chances you take! These are my own perceptions – be it things I keep in mind during the day.

Time allocation: One of the trickiest issues to put across – time allocated to certain aspects within a wedding day.

The venue for reception: Usually attempt to photograph this as soon as there is a table ready (an hour before meeting the bride – the morning) Allows me 30mins to relax and get into the mood of the day. I will focus on wide shots of the entire venue (inside and out) then also close in on table settings and macro work. Best time of day as there are no guests on tables and cake will also be available (to photograph of course).

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