I recently had the pleasure of photographing some promo material for the very talented Dublin musician, Sadhbh O'Sullivan. Check out how it all went down...
We took a casual morning stroll around the Phoenix Park, grabbing shots in among the trees and grass whenever the sun decided to peek out from behind the clouds.
I shot all natural light, using a gold reflector every now then. I usually dislike gold reflectors as they tend to make people look a bit jaundiced (which is rarely a good look for anyone), but amazingly it seemed to work for Sadhbh. Maybe it was the combination for the early morning sun and Sadhbh's red hair. I don't know, but I liked it, and I learned not to discount the gold side of a reflector so quickly in future.
So, you may be wondering why, after blathering on about how nice the light was with the gold reflector so much, that almost all the images I've posted are in black and white? Well, in the final edit I just felt that the black and white was that teeny, tiny bit stronger in terms of immediate visual impact. Of course Sadhbh gets both colour and black and white versions of each image to decide for herself, but for my own portfolio, I'll be using a couple of these monochrome images.
Here's a sample of the colour edit, so you can see the differences for yourself:
Hey folks, why not do yourselves a favour and go check out Sive's website. Make sure to lend your ears to her music while you're there. It really is quality stuff.
Right, that'll be it for now. I'm off to work on yet another photo post for tomorrow. Any comments or questions about Sive's images? Go ahead and post them below. And yes, you can always reach me via email, Twitter and Facebook too.