Tuesday, 22 March 2011

There may be colour ahead...

Spring is here, and colours are in fashion. Here's a teaser for an experimental, uber-colourful shoot, way out of our comfort zones.

More spring colours on Lady Berona's blog!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Two more pictures from Adrian

I am technologically and blogger-wise lame, this is why I never write any posts. However, I thought I will write my own post this time because I think this session was very special and I am particularly pleased with the results. Every picture came up different in character and I think Joanna looks the most charming and subtle ever. Also please let me take this opportunity and thank all followers for your support and great comments. It’s really worth shooting knowing you’re there.

Joanna didn’t post these two, so I will.
As always I didn’t use any special kit. It’s just my Pentax really + Sigma DG530 lamp on it. I like natural lighting – it’s more challenging and interesting this way. I have a studio kit, but can’t use it outdoors without a power pack (expensive :-/ and for some reasons the Sigma doesn’t want to work with Elinchrom wireless triggers I have) and I keep my gear on a low budget really. I’ll think of an upgrade when the gear starts paying for itself better.
And regarding Pentax - I know they don’t produce a full-frame model, but I still think they make best cameras in the world. My theory is that they are too small to launch mediocre products and lower the quality, as bigger players do occasionally. There is also something special about the “Pentax colours”. Plus I also find them the most intuitive and ergonomic with a fantastic feel and Pentax undoubtedly offers the greatest value for money. The lens I use (Pentax SMC FA 50mm 1.4) is a pure dream too. It all doesn't change the fact that Kasia often takes better pictures anyway... The conclusion? It's the person behind the camera truly important. Not the kit itself!

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Joanna: I like to mix caramel with gold – and this enormous bag is a favourite of mine, particularly since it can fit just about all the essentials for a day in town. This time it contained a make-up bag, a wallet, a mobile and the Polish national costume, which came in handy for bouncing light (off a hand-sewn white blouse with puffed sleeves). The colours were prompted by Morven’s Caramel Competition, which, I am pleased to announce, we have received a prize for.
The outfit is hinting at 1970s, though really the most retro thing about the pictures is Oxford’s Radcliffe Square. The walls of Brasenose and All Souls College in the background were carefully colour-coordinated to match the coat and the hat!
Adrian: [is supposed to write a few words on the techy details of taking pictures. Watch this space!]

Joanna: Lubię łączyc kolor karmelowy ze złotym. Ogromna złota torba to moje ukochane nosidło, bo mieści prawie wszystkie najniezbędniejsze rzeczy: tym razem zawierała kosmetyczkę, portfel, komórkę i strój krakowski (przydał się – odbijaliśmy światło od ręcznie szytej koszuli z Sukiennic). Do beżów zachęcił mnie Karmelowy konkurs Morven, w którym, stwierdzam z dumą, zdobyliśmy wyróżnienie.
Strój nawiązuje trochę do lat 70tych, ale prawdziwym punktem retro na zdjęciach jest oksfordzki Radcliffe Square. Mury koledżów Brasenose i All Souls zostały specjalnie dobrane pod kolor płaszcza i kapelusza!
Adrian: [pracuje nad notką dotyczącą Spraw Technicznych Fotografowania. Niebawem napisze kilka słów.]
Chcemy też podziękowac Retrostyl za wyróżnienie bloga! Jest nam bardzo, bardzo miło - i zachęcamy czytelników do zaglądania na jej stronę.


 And a bonus from Kasia:

Joanna's caramel:
- hat/coat/sweater/trousers: charity shop
- bag: Reserved
- earrings: clothes agency, had to convert them to clip-ons myself
- shoes: Clarks.


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