Luke 1977 SS14 Photo Shoot. March 14th, 2014
This year Luke 1977 decidied to go into the studio and shoot clean, crisp shots for their Spring Summer collection, so that’s exactly what we did at Kingsland Road Studios in London, using my Elincrom Style 600 flash units in the white concave and a D800. We also shot a few shots of Alpha Industries Bomber jackets and Parkers.
Cycle Surgery @ the Olympic Velodrom March 11th, 2014
Here’s a couple of shots from a shoot I did for Cycle Surgery in the Velodrom at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, Stratford. It was quite a tricky one as we only had probably an hour and a half while the BBC where having lunch inbetween filming for Sports Relief to get the shots done. Although it seemed quite bright in there my camera meter thought otherwise and we had to get the Elinchrom Quadras out in order to get the depth of field correct.
Interior Photo Shoot @ Lion Quays February 20th, 2014
This was an interior photo shoot for Original Style Ltd, a tile, stone and mosaics supplier who had just finished fitting out the pool and jacuzzi at Lion Quays in Shropshire. It was a difficult shoot in many ways. Firstly it had to be shot after closing at 10pm, secondly it was incredibly hot and humid inside and last but no least the lighting changed colour every few seconds.
So I had to wait at least half an hour for my cold lenses to acclimatize and for the steam to clear off the glass, I took a manual white balance reading and shot the whole thing RAW on the Nikon D800 tethered to my Macbook and made appropriate adjustments in Photoshop in post. The whole thing worked out a treat in the end.
Jaguar Landrover Production Line Shoot for Sika January 8th, 2014
Here’s a picture from the Jaguar Landrover production line taken during a shoot for Sika who produce the mastics and glue that hold these vehicles together. It was an amazing experience working in there, but the lighting was horrible and we didn’t have the luxury of time or anyway of stopping the relentless progress of the production line. I shot mostly on the Nikon D4 but for this shot I used the D800, I shot everything as RAW and I did the corrections in Photoshop in post, you can see the original RAW file below.
Fashion Shoot for Luke 1977 November 5th, 2013
Here’s the results from a shoot earlier this year with British mens fashion brand Luke 1977. The brief was ‘SURVIVAL KIT’ with a nod to the great outdoors and surviving the elements. They had Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose current WBO Intercontinental and British Champion modeling for them and I found the location, an abandoned quarry in the welsh mountains, it was a hard, harsh environment to match Brian’s hard fists, they also had a Sky Sports camera man came along to film it all.
The Elinchrom RX Rangers where dragged up the hill for the job with a few Quadras thrown in for good measure, I shot the flash shots on the Nikon D800 and the natural light on the Nikon D4 using a 50mm f1.4
All in all it was a great shoot even if it was bloody freezing cold. Here’s what Luke had to say about the images:
“The outcome was amazing and he hit the brief bang on and within budget. Not only was the shoot conducted in a professional manner but the post production work was stunning and gave the images another dimension. We have had a very positive response to this campaign that has gone national through various media. Communication and enthusiasm was solid throughout and we look forward to working with Ross going forward.
Luke Roper, Creative Director”
Dare 2 B AW15 Photo Shoot in Saas Fee, Switzerland. September 30th, 2013
Dare2b AW13 Photo Shoot with Driven Agency. September 26th, 2013
This time last year I was doing a shoot with the Driven Agency for Dare2b clothing Autumn/Winter 13 range. We shot it in Saas Fee, Switzerland for a week with fairly tricky weather and snow conditions through out, hence we used the Elinchrom Quadras quite a lot. I used the Nikon D800 for most of the non action and the flash action photo’s, but reached for the Nikon D4 for the skiing pictures and the nightlife photography.
Here’s a little video of the shoot below.
Klosters Landscape Photography August 1st, 2013
I was in Klosters a few times this year shooting interiors so I took the odd landscape when I had the chance.
Local Produce Food Photo Shoot. June 19th, 2013
This was a nice little shoot I did this month with Stuart Phillips for The Hundred House, we went to Lodge Farm in Quatford to meet 3rd generation asparagus producers Caroline and Trevor Lee. We went out to the asparagus beds to see how it was harvested in special electric buggies, packaged and stored. Then is was back to the restaurant to shoot a tutorial piece for their blog with Stuart cooking asparagus risotto, which, I have to say tasted fantastic.
Fashion Photo Shoot for Apsley’s of Pall Mall June 13th, 2013
Here’s a few pictures from a shoot I did with Apsley’s of Pall Mall, the brief was to shoot some details shots of the shop, needle work and marking out, then shoot their suits with models, firstly against a concave background which we set up in the shop, then shoot using the shop as a background before moving outside to shoot in the street. I used the Nikon D800 and Elincrom RX 600 Style lights for the fashion shots in the shop, and the Nikon D4 for the detail work and the fashion pictures shot outside. The entire day was made a whole lot easier thanks to the splendid work of models Charlotte and Sam, who I have to say, are an absolute pleasure to work with