I was recently commissioned to do a series of shots for the marketing and publicity campaign of a new show from Foxtel called Googlebox. That’s my pic above.
Gogglebox is a show about watching people watching TV. It’s already a smash hit in the UK and is proving to be the same in Australia.
This is reality television so none of the people cast in the show had any prior acting or modeling experience and for most of them this was their first professional shoot.
The brief of the shoot was to capture realistic shots of the cast members reacting to footage they were watching on TV.
It’s a “lifestyle” shot, a photograph of a person or group of people that doesn’t looked posed and gives the vibe that I just happened to be walking past with my camera and captured this perfect moment in time, which just happens to be perfectly lit, styled and posed.
I’m using this portrait style more these days, particularly for editorial shoots and many of the TV publicity shoots I’m commissioned for.
Actor Daniel MacPherson
I love using the lifestyle technique for shooting body shots. In this . . .