A few quick pics from Lelepa Island – regarded as some of the best snorkelling around Efate
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I’d have to say, capturing a sudden burst of bright light exploding from the darkness (and the mouth) of a fire dance performer is not the easiest thing in the world to photograph well. Of a folder containing about a 100 shots, only a couple of photographs survived the cull.
We’ve just started the Vanuatu shoot of Efate (the country’s main island) and, despite a weather forecast that predicted six straight days of rain (joy), I’m happy to say the gods have delivered some good conditions. Here’s a quick pic of a popular swimming spot – Eton Beach in the island’s north.
Drones have become an indespensible tool in capturing high quality resort photographs. Location, vicinity (particularly to the beach), activities and size are just a few of the aspects of a resort property that can be appealingly captured using a drone – and at a fraction of the price we all once paid to hire a helicopter. […]
I had a go at shooting some fireworks yesterday for the first time (I’ve long wrestled with what an incredible waste of money it is – a hugely extravagant first-world indulgence, while the third-world continues to suffer). But I figure one day a client might want me to photograph a fireworks event so I’d best […]
I’m just finishing up the Erakor Island shoot in Vanuatu before heading back.
The brief was largely to capture the personality of the island focusing on families, and to show Erakor’s features in their best light.
Here’s a short preview of some of the images from the shoot (ya gotta love the idea of laying on a lilo on a balmy night in the South Pacific and being served cocktails or popcorn while you’re watching a movie):