Some time back I was asked to shoot a portfolio with the client requesting to be depicted as an athlete. At the time of booking the shoot the client had no notable muscles but after two months of training he was able to achieve some. The shoot went down in the studio on black and white backdrops. With the help of Stylist Kayndeto who brought the props and Sonniek whose make up skills helped athletise and create the sweaty straight out of the court and into the studio effect. The model had to be oiled first and at some point some water sprinkled on him.
Been a long time ey?. new year new resolutions. This year I resume frequent bloging so keep it locked. Last month I got to do my first wedding.. been passing wedding jobs felt it was not my thing, but after shooting these, I feel it is something I can do. Shooting weddings is a bit complicated due to unpredictable lighting and such but with a fast lens, a steady hand and a third eye it can be tonnes of fun
While shooting these I put into use some skills I acquired from Onetouch that is stepping onto toes of other photographers who come in your way… we had lots of other photographers brandishing DSLRs, Compacts, phones you name it….even Aunts had turned in to photographers!…. being the Official or call it main shooter those who crossed my line got to know who’s boss as courtesy is something I could not find time for.
Part II is coming soon the images were far too many to fit into one post.
I ain’t got much to say. Enjoy!… oh hehe almost forgot.. if you are not new here you’ll notice I`m rocking a new blog design :).
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Ayuma Shelly aka ayumyum (on twitter) called me up for a fashion fashion. We organized one which went down at Kuona Trust. Shooting alongside me was @TheParasGudka (on twitter). Here are the images I took to showcase the work of Joyce Muturi of Red Mus (formerly Red Gecko ) a very talented lady who recently designed for the Tusker all stars.
Kurosaki Sue Mwaitsi
Kevin Michuki Jr
Chero ‘zouzy’ Saina
Nairobi night photos HDR
A couple of weeks ago I hooked up with fellow photographers to make beautiful Nairobi night Photos in HDR (high Dynamic Range). The fear of sleeping in Cold City Council cells kept us looking over our shoulders Kila dakika since we had not acquired permission to shoot. With our tripods and Gigantic DSLRs it was hard to be inconspicuous.
As if tempting fate, we were daring enough to shoot a few blocks from City hall. We however managed without any incidents except for the curious motorist and by passers. Most of this photos I took them with three or more different camera setting and them layered them together in a technique called HDR( High Dynamic range) generally a camera can`t capture all the details you see in one take.
Nairobi is a beautiful city especially during the night when lights come to life painting the streets in beautiful vivid colors. The sky was also good offering dramatic clouds which were nicely lit by the moon
So go on soup up your device with some night photos of nairobi wallpaper.
See Mutua Matheka`s Shots Here