Monday, December 22, 2014

White On White with Laura Lily

I shot a series over the summer called "Fashion In The City" and found the experience very rewarding.  Partly it was because you work with many people and also have time to refine your ideas.   Since then I have been thinking of a theme to shoot.   The theme I will be shooting over the next couple of months will be "White On White".   Since it is the winter now, I've decided to spend more time in the studio which suites this series.  It will be shot in the studio again a white background with the model wearing white.  Again, I want to work with different models and makeup artists to develop the idea.

The first shoot have been shot already and I look forward to shooting more.  Here are a selection of images from the first shoot.

Model: Laura Lily
MUA: Malika

There is also a BTS video on Vimeo:

White On White Shoot with Laura Lily (NSFW) from Yat Tang on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mixed Lighting

For a while now, I have been experimenting with mixed lighting.  That is using both continuous light with flash.  This technique typically is shot with a longer shutter speed to generate some blur in the images.  Over the summer I had a number of shoots, each time learning more and more.  I feel now I can at least share some of my images with you.  Definitely I will need to shoot more images of this type over the winter.

Model: Ania

Model: Ania

Model: Emmarald

Model Anita Z, MUA: Cheri Knock

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Postcards from Seoul South Korea

Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to Seoul in South Korea.  It is a country I’ve never visited before.  Of course I took my camera on this trip.  During the day, I had to work so it was only in the evenings I was able to explore the city.  Normally I look at the post cards on sell to see the photogenic areas, but they don’t seem to bother with post cards in Seoul.  I really did not see any post cards in shops.

South Korea is not really geared toward tourists.  Very few people speak English outside of the business district.  Ordering food can be difficult.  Most tourists are from Asian counties.  The numbers of attractions are limited compared to cities like London or Paris.  I would say everyone who go to Seoul should visit the Korea War Memorial.

I was only there for a week and the evening I was free to go out and photograph the city, there was heavy rain.  Even with the heavy rain, I went out anyway.  Luckily, during my under train ride, the rain stopped and I was greeted by the most beautiful night light and reflections.

Here are some of the photos from the time I was in Seoul.  All photos shot with Olympus Pen E-PM2, Panasonic 20mm F1.7 or Olumpus 9-18mm F3.5-5.6.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lingerie Shoot with Charlotte

Charlotte is a model I have worked with many times.  It is always a pleasure to work with her.  For this shoot, we decided to shoot some lingerie images, but with the theme of colour.  At the same time I also took the opportunity to add more mixed lighting slow shutter photos.

Model: Charlotte Daintelle

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Studio Shoot with Crisssy

A little while ago, I saw some advertising images for La Perla lingerie and was taken back by the style of them.  I planned to shoot some images like them but with some of my style added.  While it was I was at it, I shoot some fashion type images at the same shoot.  Cristina was the model who agreed to shoot with me on this shoot.  She is a great model with a lovely body.

All photos;
Model: Crissy Giachetti
MUA: Bethan Alys

Fashion in the City

This is a series of photos I shot over the summer months around The City of London.  The summer in London can be bright, warm and sunny and I wanted to make use of outdoor locations that are available.  Over the summer, I did a number of shoot with different models to achieved a varied look.

The City can be difficult place to shoot and we did run into security people who asked us to move on.

Model: Tamara Rezvova
MUA: RaiBella

Model: Luci Helen Benbow
Hair and Makeup: Jane Crowhurst

Model: Donja
Makeup: Stacey Isiorho

Model: Tatiana Gorbunova

Model: Chi
MUA: Lisa Jane

I thoroughly enjoyed shooting this series in London this summer.  Thanks to everyone involved in this series of shoots.