One of the fun things we sometimes get to do is travel to some far off exotic destination. I love these opportunities as it's a chance to get out and work in an entirely different location, and which gives me new inspiration. Of course it's also very challenging to take on such an endeavor. There are big expenses involved and theres tons of planning that takes place. And despite our best efforts, things sometimes go wrong. We have had everything from models canceling to lost luggage, damaged equipment, blown up rental cars, sea sickness, landslides, bad weather, etc. Yup things don't always go as planned
But I can say that each one of our trips has been an adventure. Despite the unexpected, we've always had great fun, we get to visit new places, see new things and make new friends. In the end, we come home with thousands of photos and video footage and great experiences.
Here are some of the highlights of our traveling adventures;
For the past few days, I've been reorganizing some of my hard drives and came across some of the work we've produced from years ago. Sets that we once offered on our site, but since removed. Our reason to no longer offer them was due in part by our continued production. With every new update, we were offering more photos for the same low price, making those sets a much better value than the ones before. Eventually the older sets no longer sold, so we took them down. It's been a few years since then and many were forgotten. I may someday consider reintroducing them, but for now, I've decided to revisit and share some highlights of the sets from our past. Some of the images I chose to share have never been seen before, so without further ado, here is a small handful of our older work;
Not every photo session comes out. Many things can go wrong during a photo shoot. Human error, equipment failure or circumstances beyond our control. These are some of the things that can happen when we create photo sets. Whatever it maybe, the end result is, we can never sell the set. Fortunately it doesn't happen often, but it does happen.
Although we have a few unusable sets, there are some ok photos within those sets, that it would be a shame not to share them. Perhaps they aren't exactly perfect, but we present them here, from the "Fail Files"
Equipment failure/ Human error.
Ok I'm not perfect, it's important to pay attention to the details, and for this set, I missed it. We had the pleasure of working with a model, who we will call "K". We had already met K before, she was a friend of a friend, and I will admit, I really wanted to work with her for awhile. But sadly she doesn't live close and we both have hectic schedules. So when the opportunity presented itself to shoot K, we didn't hesitate. We only had her for just one set. It was a cool night when she arrived, so we would try to make the most of it. We set up a simple black backdrop and the idea I had for this set was to throw buckets of water on her and try to capture the water in flight. I though that this would be a fun idea and I set up two strobes for this set. One strobe was set up to capture the water as it was in the air, the other was my main key light. We had a great time. Friends assisted, by throwing the buckets of water at her, and all seemed well.
What I missed was the equipment failure.
It wasn't until we downloaded the set when I discovered the failure to fire, as the water wasn't lit as I expected. So what went wrong? Well, when I did the initial test, both strobes were working. The camera was adjusted to both lights and my test shots were lit as I expected. However, as the set progressed, the strobe I set up to capture the water in midair, did not fire. At the time, I thought it was, because I was seeing a flash in my viewfinder. But the flash I was seeing was apparently coming from the working strobe. As it turned out, the failure to fire on the strobe I set up to capture the water in flight had a loose plug. It was a simple failure with an easy fix, but I just didn't take notice to check a photo in the camera or glance at the strobe occasionally. And it costs us time and effort. To add insult to injury, we won't have another opportunity to work with K again. Although we continue to remain friends, K has moved on from modeling for bigger and better things. The moral of the story, don't take things for granted.
My name is Edwin, and this is my blog, for "www.asplashofglamour.com"
Welcome to my blog. Here is where I talk about the work we do and keep you up to date on various things, and sometimes just general yakking.
To start, I'll tell you a little about myself. I have been interested in wetlook from an early age and later, I developed an interest in photography. It wasn't until I met my wife, who inspired me to combine the two. My first stab at production was in 2005, when we were invited by Kev and Graham, to be guest photographers for Styx Wet World. At the time, Styx was growing and was bringing in new talent to supplement their fine work, and we were happy to be a part of it. But it wouldn't last long. Kev became very ill, and it was decided to let Styx wind down. Sadly Kev, passed away Sept. 2010 and Styx would never be the same. As for us, we decided to continue, branching out on our own, and creating "A Splash of Glamour". Later, we added a video production we call "Always Wet & Sexy".
It's been a long road since we began, having been producing photo sets since 2008, with over 600 published sets. In that time we have had the great opportunity and pleasure to travel to exotic lands and work with the finest models, to bring to you the highest quality wetlook possible.