A while back, drum magazine contacted me to shoot for their april issue for the fashion section. I have to admit i was a bit hesitant at first because of my previous experiences with some kenyan magazines. But it went well, i honestly can’t complain.
The shoot started at around 1pm, and the sun was quite out there. I hate the sun, especially between 11am-3pm. Anytime before or after that works for me for an on-location shoot.
The shoot was in athi river near daystar university. It’s quite my perfect place because it’s in the wild, quite rocky and most of all, no interruption from anyone.
The shoot was with the current Miss Tourism Kenya, Nuru Ali. I had worked with her before so i knew she could rock it good.
I had improvised a soft-lighter (an umbrella strobe with a diffuser) after, well, the one i was expecting didn’t arrive on time and the shoot had to go on.
I used one Sb-700 speedlite though i had carried another. My plan was to use both of them but well, one did the job…..perfectly.
I love the evening sun because one can do so much with it. For this particualar instance, it acted as a highlight, on camera right.
It was my first time to use the 50mm f1.8 and i have to admit, that lens is sharp, just not at 1.8 . I learnt a lot during this shoot, about the industry and how it operates. If they called me again, i would definitely work with them, no doubt.