Behind the Scenes for a VOGUE shoot
“I wanted to shoot the Poldark cast on location, as an obvious reference to the show they are all starring in. But I didn’t want to have it look like the show, more a Vogue nod to the show.
I knew there would be low light, and I love working with daylight as much as possible. It was a dull grey day and we were at times inside or in a forest, so there was not much available light. The higher ISOs you can you use with XF 100MP Camera System and still get crisp, noise-free images made it the obvious choice for me.
When on location, I try to keep the setup as simple as possible so that we can concentrate on making images, not technical arrangements.
Shooting directly to a laptop with Capture One on set is great, as it’s small and portable. It allows us to keep the subjects enthused in the process by occasionally (but not too often) showing them some of the results. It’s lovely to be able to show people the images with Capture One styles applied, so they have a much better sense of how the final images will look, rather than in the old days when showing a Polaroid was a bit like showing a RAW today.
When I’m really short of light and shooting at ISO 800, I will sometimes also shoot at really slow shutter speeds, so it’s also very helpful to be able to immediately check the subject didn’t move too much and the images are sharp.”