Photo Story: Ralph Lauren Girls

This photo story was taken for the Moda Magazine. The styling was inspired by Ralph Lauren fashion.

HMUA: Kerrie Jane Bailey

Models: Tanya Doherty, Chayde Nettle, Simone Grasso

Styling: Moda Magazine








© All photographs are copyrighted by Gina D Photo (Gina J Duckers) 2014

Photo Story: Elisa Broli Collection

Last year I have been cooperating with an upcoming designer Elisa Broli who was based in Sydney at that time, but lives mainly in Bangkok and travels the world. Model is Sienna Maill and Styling and MUA was done by Elisa Broli. Photos were taken in my studio in Rozelle (Gina D Photo).

Here are some examples of our work together including behind the scenes photos:

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© All photographs are copyrighted by Gina D Photo (Gina J Duckers) 2014

Photo Story: Bridal Editorial 1

I am currently cooperating with two amazingly talented women: make-up artist Marie Sarkissian Lattouf and hair stylist Ema Milgate on bridal editorial project (photography and styling by Gina J Duckers). The purpose of this project is to create editorial bridal photoshoot presentation of different hair styles, make-up, accessories, dresses and bridal styles. The model on these photos is Julie Myra. Below is the photo story including preparation in the studio and the results of our work. Thank you ladies for amazing day. I am looking forward our future projects (next bridal editorial photoshoot is coming soon – in May).


IMG_1173wsIMG_1187wsIMG_1249wsAnd the result of our work


Untitled-3© All photographs are copyrighted by Gina D Photo (Gina J Duckers) 2014

Activity 3: Space, time key and colour – Angles/Point of view in Photography (VC)

The objective of this activity is to enhance the awareness of how the “point of view” changes the narrative and overall impact of the resulting image. This will be presented by taking a different series of photographs of an object in all axes: up, down, left, right, forward and back, plus applying pitch and yaw.

Different angles have a very large impact on the perception of the subject. It has a effect on the story the photo is telling. Also we (humans) can see the world as three dimensional, but in a photography we are capturing the subject in two dimensional and this is when using different angles might be helpful to refine the perception of the image. There are six different angles of the tape dispenser below from different angles.

1. Back and right


This photo has been taking by placing the shoe (tape dispenser) in the back to get the whole reflection and seeing the right side of the shoe. It gives a great angle to see the shape of the subject but it is not obvious immediately it is a tape dispenser. Direct (eye level in portrait photography) is a standard way of shooting a photo.

2. Forward and up


This photo has been taking from below and forward (very close to the subject). This emphasizes the whole subject by shortening the focal length. The subject now cover major part of the image and the shoe seems much larger then it is as the photo is taken from below. You would hardly guess now this is a tape dispenser unless paying attention to the details of the shoes for some time.

3. Down


When taking a photo of the subject from above, we now clearly have displayed it is a tape dispenser and also it does not look like a large shoe now as the subject appears much smaller.

4. Left


This image shows the shoe from its left side and back side so it emphasizes the heel which now looks a bit longer. It is taking straight at the shoe from a bit above, so the shoe does not appear as big.

5. Pitch


The fifth image has been taken by tilting the camera a bit down at the subject. It is not as significant as looking down at the subject but it again gives a better perspective of what is this subject and its real size. We can easily tell it is a tape dispenser which is not very large, definitely not a shoe size, just the emphasize is not as strong. Opposite effect would be created by tilting the camera from below the subject. So when shooting a portrait of a person, if we want to accent the power of the person, we would shoot a bit from below. By taking a photo from above a person we are putting them in a bit of diminished.

6. Yaw


Adding a yaw to the photo helps us to create a dramatic photo. It can get the attention and create a curiosity of the viewer.

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