Fashion Photo Shoot - Ao Xuan

Photoshoot with Ao Xuan at Gold's Gym Singapore, Lim Teck Kim

Photoshoot with Ao Xuan at Gold's Gym Singapore, Lim Teck Kim

Photoshoot with Ao Xuan at Gold's Gym Singapore, Lim Teck Kim

Photoshoot with Ao Xuan at Gold's Gym Singapore, Lim Teck Kim



I enjoy doing outdoor shoot with different backgrounds that will add interest to my photographs. Besides, I prefer keeping my shoots to lifestyle style since most of my models (friends and clients) are non-professional models who cannot do the "supermodel" kind of poses and expression. Nevertheless, my perseverance in trying to create different styles of shoots in different conditions urges me not to neglect shooting in a studio. There are also times that I feel lazy to battle with the constantly changing weather conditions - harsh sun, rain and strong wind.

Due to limited storage space at my house and the small frequency of doing indoor shoot, at this point of time, I have not purchased studio strobes and light modifiers that can help to do more creative light. Moreover, I do not want to further exhaust myself from carrying the bulky and heavy equipment before I even reach the shooting locations.

This shoot was done in a makeshift studio with black wall and a piece of black cloth on the ground. There were quite a few limitations such as the switches on the wall, distance I could step back and the size of the black cloth. I used my fat portable strobe with softbox and multiple speedlites to create the simple lighting that were enough to light up the model properly.

I actually made a big blunder by forgetting to bring some stuff and had to run home to fetch them. While I was sick with cough and sore throat, the "exercise" definitely put my health in a worse shape. The most interesting thing about this shoot was the wardrobe, which was a formal-shirt-converted-tube-dress.

Ao Xuan did excessive well for her first studio shoot. She was able to bring out the sexiness and in style. Her sweet looks and good figure made up for the lack of makeup. It took me quite a while to nag at her before she tied her hair up so that neither sides of her beautiful face would be covered by her extreme long hair; besides, it would be boring to remain in the same style for all shoots. None of us was hurt during the bickering session.

It was a fun day to shoot in a comfortable venue and without worries about securing my lighting from the merciless wind. Basically, timing of the shoot was no issue at all. I'm looking forward to create different kinds of looks in my makeshift studios.


Venue: Gold's Gym Singapore, Lim Teck Kim outlet
Date: 12 September, 2016

Model: Ao Xuan
Wardrobe: Skai Chan

Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8L II
Strobe: Cononmark B4, Yongnuo 560 EX-IV, Yongnuo 560 EX-III
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