Whilst Katie Mackinnon and I were in Mallorca in October I wanted to shoot some photos that were more natural, more unposed than I normally do. And also to change the look of the photos by using just the Fuji 23mm f2 lens (35mm full frame equivalent). So this meant getting closer to Kate and/or getting a wider point of view. Then with a bit of a preset I created in Lightroom, I was able to tone or grade the photos to get the look I wanted.
I go across to a villa in Mallorca twice a year and have done for the past 7 or 8 years. I have been either working out there for the model agency when shoot syndication and portfolio shoots were a way of making money in the glamour photography business, or more latterly just going on my own accord usually with a couple of models. This October I was pleased to be returning with Saffron Jaye Richardson. Lately I always try to make it a relaxed time when shooting in Mallorca, the emphasis is usually more on it being a holiday than actually working and this time it was even more chilled. I was familiar with the usual places I might shoot but the last time Saff was out here with me, I didn’t get to see some of the places I like to shoot. So here was a chance for us to shoot around the villa, get down onto some rocks/cliffs nearby, to a local fishing town harbour for some fashion shots, and also take a trip to what many consider to be THE sunset beach in Mallorca, Es Trenc. I took minimal camera gear with me on the Mallorca […]