Mass Choir @ The Pawn Shop on Whyte

Friday, October 15, 2010 10:46 PM Posted by Hikari Studio 0 comments





As some of you guys may recall I got a chance to participate and help out on a music video shoot a few friends and I did for a local Edmonton band by the name of Mass Choir.

I ended up getting a chance to shoot part of their performance at The Pawn Shop. Given the small venue and cramped shooting area I opted to use one of the older Nikon 50mm f1.4 lenses. All manual focus made it a bit of a tough shoot, especially at the shallow depth of fields but all in all I came out with shops I was happy with.

You can find the band's page as well as the music video here.

Steak Village - Short but Sweet




Here are a few shots I did for a local restaurant by the name of Steak Village. It consisted of a few dishes and ended up being, not to the blame of anyone, by chance very last minute. Regardless things came together and we walked out of there with some great images for them. Given the setup and dishes as well as items at our disposal we ended up opting for a high key look. To be honest it's something I've wanted to take a step back from but I've also often had some great results with it, especially when the subject has some strong colors.

Big thanks for the assistance John Bellerose.

On a side note, it's amazing what a speedlite on Su-4 and a ghetto tinfoil snoot can do!