Automotive photography project.

What does a photographer like me do during the election period when the roads are empty? You guessed it, some automotive photography.

Over the past couple of years, i have been privileged to befriend quite a number of people who own performance cars. I am a petrol head myself, thus how i was able to combine my passion for cars and photography together for this project.

With the roads being empty and my friends itching to enjoy the roads with their cars, i asked them if i could do some roller shots of their cars. I had been toying with this idea for a while and felt it was time to execute it.

The weather as of that week was quite sunny so it was predictable to expect some sunset. I had hinted the idea to a fellow photographer and he was excited to shoot with me.

In the back of a pickup, off we went to shoot into the sunset.

Let us just say the wind did not faze us from our mission of getting the appropriate shots. Capturing the shots of the cars while moving was not as hard while in a pickup, or so i learnt. As long as the car is stable, we were good to go.

The weather was in our favor and boy did we make it count. No modifiers whatsoever, it was all about the camera and the lens here.

It was getting dark and we had to wind up. But not before we got a few more shots.

But wait, there’s more.

If you know me, my passion for photography knows no bounds. So if an assignment requires that i be up very early, i intend to be up and be there on time. We met up with two other photographers at around 5.30am for this next shoot.

Behold, the all amazing GTR R35. I shall not bombard you with the specs or i am bound to lose some of you.

A little sideways action and it was a wrap. Thanks for dropping by šŸ™‚

Throwback: A Surprise Proposal.

Sometime in the month of October 2016, i had the privilege of shooting a real engagement. There is the usual engagement shoot that we photographers do for our wedding clients, then there is this.

There was nothing scripted about itĀ in any way. I could not do any form of lighting setup as it would have given away the surprise. I had never met the boyfriend but he was quite the cool dude. Calm too he was, despite the jitters.

The boyfriend hatched a plot with his fiancee’s sister on how to make the proposalĀ happen. He was to bring her for a day of salon treatment. She was down for it and i’m sure most ladies would want to be treated like so by their men. Anyways, i got to arrive just as she was having her manicureĀ done. The owner of Aleeza’s executive Spa, beauty and barber assured her that the photos was for the company’s social media promotions. You can check out the place here.

A few of the staff were aware and did a good job to facilitate the process. As she was getting her hair done, look at what follows next.

She then opens her eyes and looks at the mirror, wondering why a group of people with phones and a big cameraĀ are capturing stills of her.

It then hit her. His loving boyfriend is proposing šŸ™‚

The element of surprise was real. All this time, i had locked my focus and just kept on snapping away. I didn’t want to miss any moment at all.

It took a while to sink in. She honestly could not believe and did not know how to react.

Overwhelming joy followed and i won’t lie, i was busy smiling behind the camera.

She said yes and he put a ring on it.

The clients at the place were quite elated for them too. I had to literally fight the urge of keeping my camera away and congratulating them. Every moment mattered.

After that, i had requested that i do a small shoot of them right outside the establishment. I found a corridor and away we proceeded with the photo session.

I love to shoot couples in their natural self so posing them was not going to cut for me. But yes, i gave them a proper direction to take. They oozed so much chemistry, you should have seen the envy on my face.

It was only fair i take a shot of the sisters too.

3rd wheeling Yes? No? Ok, bye.

 

The Brenda collection

A while back, i had the opportunity to do one of my favorite fashion shoots yet. Brenda is her name. I had done her wedding and she called me up to shoot her collection and i was excited.

DSC_5060 DSC_5076Why? Because it was pretty much a dream team. Make up artist, director and photographer. Oh wait…a stylist too. Brenda gave me the discretion to experiment with my lighting and boy did i have fun.

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The place had a variety of spots to utilize so we pretty much used everywhere.

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I decided to use a two light set up for the whole shoot. It went as planned and was able to get my highlights just right.

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DSC_5292Hope you enjoyed the post šŸ™‚

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A Ms Kibati dedication

I’veĀ done shoots for Caroline for quite a while now. I remain forever grateful to her for always hiring me to do her shoots.

DSC_0657 DSC_0696She has been one overly persistent fashion blogger i have come to know.Ā But with her bubbly nature, she is quite the perfect candidate for photos.

DSC_1154 DSC_2043 DSC_3175So what you see here is a fashion blogger who has evolved over time. I am happy to have been the person to capture herĀ journey behind the lens.

DSC_3758 DSC_3768I wanted to do this on her birthday but since it is not anywhere close, i couldn’t wait. This blog post is pretty much an appreciation to her for being loyal and letting me capture and tell the story. She is one fashion blogger who of whom i have witnessed come from far. As for what lies ahead, God knows.

DSC_6641 DSC_8544I took some time out to select my best photos from almost each shoot I have done for her. As you can see, they are quite a number.

DSC_8704 DSC_8987She has a website with amazing content on her fashion sense. You can check it out here

A little bit of growth?

Over the past couple of months, i’ve undergone quite a bit of transition in my photography. I’ve scaled heights i never thought i could. In a way, it has affected my wedding photoraphy. More of that shall be on another post on wedding photography. Okay, let’s get to it. Below are photos from different shoots i’ve done.

I am that guy who rarely sticks to one style of lighting.

The following shoot was for a designer for FAFA.

Some more studio shoots.

Stay Blessed šŸ™‚

A few shoot selects.

I’ve done a couple of shoots over the past two months during my break from blogging. I felt it would be nice to share some images as they showcase quite some growth in my art.

The shot below was for sarakay fashions. I recently obtained a 70” octagon for my studio.

I love the way it distributes light, though it’s annoyingly huge.

But it does the job perfectly :-).

When i am doing topless shots, i love to use highlights and a little dodge and burn to enhance the physical features and give the image depth.

Hoping to blog a wedding i shot last month. The images are too awesome. Till then…stay blessed.