Diamond rings – big bling – Adelaide jewellery photography

Digital Manipulation, Studio Shoots, Update

Jewellery is always challenging to photograph, whether it’s for a tiny web image or a printed catalogue/ad. And then you’re asked to create an image of 2 very valuable diamond rings large enough to ride on the back of a bus!

Shooting with 36 megapixels of resolution is a start but in order to create this 80 megapixel gigantor (that’s an 85cm print at 300dpi) we utilised a technique known as focus stacking as well as some very gentle interpolation.

2012 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs)

Awards, Digital Manipulation, Studio Shoots

Another year down and 4 more images judged by the best in the Australian Photography industry. This year we picked up a couple of high scoring Bronzes as well as 2 Silver Awards. A Silver is awarded to an image deemed to be above the required standard for ‘professional practice’.

Suffice to say we’re chuffed! Below are the winning images and also a link to the Sea & Vines image on BestAds.


Wine glass forks; Agency - Showpony Advertising, Creative Director - Parris Mesidis, Art Director - Jonathan Pagano, Agency Producer - Amy Mansfield, Account manager - Matthew Basso

Sportsmed Building


Straight up fashion with a twist

Studio Shoots, Update

I love a well planned shoot with an organised and professional team. The concept behind this Centro catalogue fashion was to start with a ‘normal’ fashion setting and add a ‘quirk’ – much like the Centro work we did a while ago with the watermelon slaying ballet dancer and toast adoring princess (original post here or the award edited versions here)!!

I’ve included a behind the scenes photo (taken by my assistant for the day Teagan Oliver) to show how much of a spectator sport studio photography really is!

Agency – Black Sheep Advertising
Styling – Chloe Spalding
Hair/MUA – Natasha Kruzycki
Models – Bec and Jose

Attack of Rundle Mallzilla!

Digital Manipulation, Location Shoots, Studio Shoots, Update

Rundle Mall Unique Magazine SS11

The fourth Magazine we’ve worked on with Algo Mas and Rundle Mall turned out to be the BIGGEST by far! Not only was it a whopping 64 pages but our models were positively massive! This was an instance where we were given an opportunity to pitch some concepts for the photography and thus Mallzilla was born. Inspired partly by the ‘miniature’ (Tilt/Shift) craze that’s been doing the rounds for the last couple of years and partly an inexplicable desire to be stuck to the Mac like glue for hours and hours on end, this concept became very close to my heart. This helped  maintain motivation during the mammoth 5-6 hour retouching/compositing stints for each of the 6 images!!

Not to be overlooked, the secondary shoot we did in the Botanic Gardens (Algo Mas’ concept) was also great fun – who doesn’t enjoy loitering in the park with a tonne of photographic equipment in the sweltering (Autumn!) sun? Seriously though the talent and crew were absolute stars and we captured some beautiful moments in this oasis in the city.

Designer Wine

Studio Shoots, Update

Living in a city that produces the worlds best wines (my limited opinion!) definitely has it’s perks. Not only do we get to drink earthy Shiraz and smooth, dry Sauv Blanc’s (our faves) but we are immersed in the creative world of wine label design. Some wineries take their branding very seriously and to them we salute and do our best to make their brand shine. Here are some recent images produced for some gorgeous brands – and kudos to the designer (Todd Engelsma) for essentially giving us free reign on these (and “forgetting” to pick up the bottles after the shoot!!).

Centro – My Everything Place

Studio Shoots

We completed this campaign in December but have been too busy to show them to the world until now. They have been hanging in Centro Colonnades since Christmas.

We had an absolute blast shooting these in our studio, I think we covered just about every “never work with kids/animals/______” category in one day but everyone and everything worked a treat! Kudos to our stellar production team.