Amazing Portrait Photo and Video in Tennis Court
This amazing portrait photo is a collaboration project with my friend, Yudhi. He one of the emerging photographer in Bali. So I’d like to say thank you so much for him who has invited me into his project.
It’s been a while since the last time I shoot models. More less it’s been 2 years up until now. Mostly because I’m too busy in my wedding and engagement work. So no much time to create a personal project like this.
Because of the pandemic, there’s no many wedding video work recently. So I decide to create something new and fresh. This project is the answer.
Thankfully my friend Yudhi has a lot connection to some of great model around. He call me at night just before the photoshoot. Sure I said yes. I won’t let this great opportunity to fly away.
Before you go, I want you to know that there’s a cinematic video at the end of the post. So don’t miss it.
I took some candid photos around the tennis court before the model arrives.
Here is about the model.
Her nick name is Angel. Being a friend with Yudhi for a long time. They’re meet each other in one of his previous project.
Honestly, she’s so cute with great skin tone in which you can see in the entire portrait photo below.
She’s kind as well and easy to direct. A soulful person that express the natural beauty, which I really love to.
So we play as many as expression she could embrace. From moody to full of smile, so beautiful.
Shooting at Noon, in a Bright Light
If you were photo enthusiast, you’ll notice that all of the amazing portrait photo was taken in the middle of the day.
Yes, it’s true. No worries.
As we want a clear bright light, so we decide to do the photoshoot late in the noon. Probably it’s around 10.30 am local time in Bali.
We want to get the shadow fall off into the tennis court. Because it add some subtlety and moody texture to the portrait images. As seen in the black and white pictures above.
Shadow also give us freedom to create a creative composition. Such as create a diagonal line in between the model that divide the frame into two parts. As seen on the images below.
Last but not least. I also shoot a video during the session.
I’ve been doing an experiment with using Cine2 colour profile and Cinema gamut on my Sony A7III camera. And the result is fantastic. It’s really easy to grade and get the colour that I want.
I use the same base preset on my photos, then convert it to cube LUTs. So that it could be applied in Davinci Resolve. My favourite video editing app so far.
Please take a look.
As I always said that the pandemic is not over just yet. But creating a brand new and fresh portrait project is essential. For me, it’s strengthen our vision to create more compelling visual.
Don’t put your camera down. Let’s go somewhere and create the great visual.
Because we’re the visual story teller, don’t we?