Photography Ideas

New Folio Shoot by Bonnie Savage

I finally found the time to shoot some new work for my folio - there's always an excuse to put these ideas on the back burner. These were shot with a stylist and good friend Tina Vanspall of Vintage Movement here in Melbourne.

I find shooting personal work can be more difficult that commercial jobs sometimes as there are no perimeters, the sky is the limit to the style and execution of the work. For this shoot we were going for a vintage messy theme so Tina whipped up some new backgrounds and we made good use of some new props we have collected on our travels.

Building a folio by Bonnie Savage

It's been a busy year for me here at BSP and I'm well overdue for a folio update. This is always a difficult task as I often find that I am attached to certain images and am desperate to put them in my book but sometimes they just don't fit. So I spend many days deliberating over it and having conversations both with myself and others on what should stay in and what should go.

The first step for me is to get small prints of everything that I feel might make it into my new folio and lay them out on the floor so I can see it all together.

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Then I try to look at which images stand out as being the strongest, most interesting and appropriate, and also which images I feel will best fit together. The connection between the images could be anything from their mood, subject matter, texture, or colour. At this stage I start organising them into groups and eventually line them up into some kind of connected order.

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Then I think about it for probably far too long!

I love having a printed folio to accompany my website as a marketing tool. In my opinion, people spend so much of their day stuck in front of a computer (like you and me right now) that it's nice to have the opportunity to look at prints and to actually have a conversation instead of always communicating online or on the phone. I will never stop producing a printed folio...

Bonnie Savage looking at her print organising the new folio

Animated Photographs by Bonnie Savage

I just love these - Thanks for sharing Oli

These are a collaboration between fashion photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics guy Kevin Burg. They're animated .GIF files and they're just beautiful...

I could see this technique being very effective in giving a magazine a real point of difference between the printed version and the ipad version of their publication.

You can see some more examples from these guys here.