|Shooting At ¡¥The World¡¦s Local Bank¡¦|
29/7/2009 11:42:42 | video
Apart from weddings, we also shoot a lot of corporate videos. As a general rule, the feel of the finished product is usually a little formal and a lot reserved. We usually shoot around the subject¡¦s busy working day, which means restrictions on time and location.
With this particular shoot for HSBC, they wanted to try a more informal style for an in-house video introducing Francesca ¡V a new department manager ¡V to the rest of the staff. We still had to work around a busy working day and had our own schedule to keep but the shoot itself was friendly and relaxing.
It helped that both the PR department and Francesca herself were willing to try out our ideas. Originally from London and having travelled quite a bit, Francesca was definitely what they call ¡¥a people person¡¦ who had appeared in front of the camera before and had no problem presenting the friendly yet managerial image we wanted to capture. She also graciously let us film in her apartment for a more personal touch.
If you happen to work at HSBC and haven¡¦t seen the finished product yet, log on to the company website and take a look. We¡¦d love to hear your feedback!
|JACKI & GUSTAF / wedding|
26/7/2009 0:39:54 | weddings
Quiet, conscientious Gustaf and straight-forward, honest Jacki are simply made for each other, with a connection of which others can only ever dream. In addition, they have a large network of good friends for support, whose enthusiasm for Jacki and Gustaf¡¦s big day made the event even more memorable.
Maybe it¡¦s because the Chinese find it difficult to portray emotions that we sometimes shy away from touching occasions, perhaps even put on an air of indifference. Not so with Jacki who, on the day of their wedding, had two expressions on her face ¡V a big smile or tears. Even a simple speech had her smiling through her tears, an act that let us feel the depth of their love for each other.
It was a great night at Four Season Hotel Hong Kong.
|Angela & Jeff / Pregnancy Portrait|
12/7/2009 11:46:20 | pregnant portrait
Pregnancy portraits offer a different set of challenges each time I shoot. I am often restricted by the number of the poses we can use, given the expectant mum¡¦s limited movements and we almost always shoot in the confines of a studio, so the greatest challenge is how to create a beautiful, original image with what we have.
And what we have is light.
Against a plain background so as not to distract from the subject, I use lighting to create mood and tone. Every time I shoot an expectant couple, I experiment with different lighting ¡V I am often inspired by the couple themselves: how they interact with each other and with their unborn child.
Angela and Jeff are previous wedding clients of ours. Angela is quiet and gentle, completely the opposite to Jeff, who is dynamic and very chatty. For their shoot, they brought their own baby clothes and we took many photos. A lot of them ¡V as pregnancy portraits are in general ¡V are very intimate, mostly for private collection. I¡¦d like to thank Angela and Jeff for letting us share their photo in our blog ¡V if you¡¦d like to see more, please contact us for further details.