Sophie Brandt Cortius

Hey everyone!

I found Sophie on Model Mayhem and proposed a shoot in the city of Melbourne and she accepted.

Sophie's new to modelling, it's something she's wanted to do for a while now so instead of thinking about it she made a model mayhem account to get the ball rolling.

It's important to have a clear idea of what you want out of your model and to pre visualise your shoots or else you'll both have no idea what to do.

It's also important to have a good rapport with your model. Sophie had a european accent so I ask her where she was from, as it turns out she was Dutch, she then asked me about my background so I told her I was born in Santiago Chile, Sophie responds in Spanish and tells me that she went to university in Santiago! As of this moment we began to get on very well.

I also thought I'd throw in a portrait on a Dutch angle for the sake of Sophie's home land.

Photoshoot with Stephanie Casey

Stephanie Casey and I met on Model Mayhem and decided to have a shoot together.

Whenever I shoot with a model (from Model Mayhem) that I'm meeting for the first time I always arrange the first shoot to be in a public location (to make them feel safe). In this case our meeting point was Flinders street station in the city of Melbourne. 

We shot at a car park for it's amazing rooftop views  and dynamic backdrops. With this shoot I wanted to perfect my talents using a one light setup (not including natural light) so we wound up doing a lot of off camera flash and I was quite please with the results.

Stephanie and I actually showed up to our shoot wearing the same scarf as mine! We're both Collingwood supporters (a local football team), so naturally we hit it off well. It's important to have commonalities with the person you're shooting with, having good rapport is paramount in order to get good photos of your model.

Stephanie is also a photographer so we're trying to arrange a time for her to shoot me next time. Check out Stephanie's work at

Lady Deadpool (Cosplay photography)

Hey everyone! I had a shot with Alana Eve cosplay and I just wanted to reflect on the experience with you guys. 

Check out Alanas cosplay page here

The location of the shoot was in a rooftop car park in the Melbourne CBD. This location allowed for a series of different types of backgrounds from the skyline background to a brick wall to a fence and so on a so fourth. 

How did I find a participant for this shoot? I almost always attend every pop culture expo. One day I took a picture of someone cosplaying as Krieger's virtual girlfriend and at the next convention I took a picture of someone cosplaying as Lady Deadpool it turns out it was the same young lady, a few words where exchanged but nothing note worthy. I sent her a message close to the release of the Deadpool movie saying that I wanted to do this shoot and she was kind enough to agree. If this had failed I would have gone to a cosplay community and ask around for a Deadpool cosplayer there.

My pre visualisation for the shoot involved reading all the Deadpool comics ever made! (And by reading I mean looking at the pictures).

And here are the results.



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