Back in October last year, myself and a couple of other photographers took up Lloyd Yoon‘s offer of meeting up with him when he was in London for a couple of days, and letting him show us how he photographs Boudoir. Lloyd is a master with the camera and light, so we would have been mad to miss this opportunity to learn from him.
Lloyd had lined up make up Artist Zana, who was also willing to Model for us, and another Model Katya.
First I have to say what an amazing room Lloyd had booked from Hazlitts Hotel in Soho London.
We were taken through the etiquette of how to act and what to say around the client. Lloyd then showed us how to get the best out of the people we photographed.
It was surprising what little it takes to get a kick ass pose.
Lloyd then went through some standard poses that help your client look their best, after showing us each pose, he then let us loose with our cameras. Much banter was had between the 7 of us, I’m not sure how Zana kept her composure with all the goofing around between shots.
Left to right: Zana, Gareth, Lloyd, Tony, Nick, John
Lloyd also talked through his lighting technique, and again the stuff he said totally made sense once he’d said it!
Our time with Zana seemed to fly by and before we knew it our time with her was up. Katya turned up and Zana did her makeup and hair before departing.
Lloyd did well with is choice of models, both Zana and Katya were not only beautiful but were great fun in the shoot, I think Katya just pipped Zana to the post with being able to give as well as take in the banter between us.
Lloyd remembered that he was meant to be playing some mood music while shooting. He asked Katya the type of music she’d like to listen to while beign photographed and she mentioned Punk Rock. Lloyd loaded up Punk Rock in his online radio player and some weired Punk started playing.. we didn’t notice until about 15 minutes into the shoot. John has a recording from his 5D2 (unfortunately is privately hosted on Vimeo so I can’t post it here) where we’re asking what the music is thats playing.
John let me borrow his Canon 135L for a couple of shots – amazing glass, so sharp.
The weather had been bad all day and we were hoping to get out and about using London as a backdrop.. Luckily we had a break and made the decision to head out and see what we could get. There was only 1 snag. Katya had forgotten normal clothing so just had the tracksuit she had worn to travel in and a blue jumper. She was happy to go and shoot with just the jumper (it was a long one after all).
We got ready and headed to Big Ben, the plan was Big Ben and then London Eye. Nick and I made it for Big Ben, but ran out of time to get shots at the London Eye.
Lloyd has invited us over to Canada to shoot, so who knows what will happen in the future.
Thank you Lloyd for taking the time out in your European Fashion Tour to teach the 5 of us something new.