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Cameron’s Great Shave

Studio Commercial photographer Cameron Ramsay has been brave and took part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. Play our stop motion (people also call it time lapse) video below to check the hard proof. If you’d like to sponsor Cameron go to: my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/camsbald

To create a time lapse video, you’re best to connect the camera to an automatic timer which fires a shot at a set interval. You then load the images into your software of choice and add music.

Enjoy the show!

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Cam Shaved

 

Come Dine With Me

This is a shoot we did for Foxtels Come Dine With Me. It has been popping up around the city on taxi backs. Splashing red wine around the studio sure makes a mess!

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Photo of the Day

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Twilight at Harrington

Bicycle photography Riding into 2013

When clients visit our beautiful studios, they always notice plenty of bicycles around. The majority of them are owned by Studio Commerial’s Jason Doyle & Marcus Enno. Inspired by the beautiful machines they built I started planning to assemble my own commuter.

I have been riding from Manly to Sydney’s CBD for well over a year and my old bike was struggling to keep up. It’s good to treat yourself once in a while, especially with Xmas around the corner.

The building went more smoothly than I anticipated, Jason and Marcus guided me along the way nicely, so I definitely saved some time/mistakes there.

Thanks for reading. Pieter

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World Movies Adult Summer of Sin

What better way to cool off while watching World Movies Adult than some karma sutra ice cubes.

This campaign labeled “summer of sin” was shot about as far away form Cuba as you can get.

Thanks to World Movies and March One for possibly the best shoot of the year!

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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Studio Commercial team.Studio-Commercial-xmas2012-1200px

WOW, the year has flown by, now is the time to relax and recharge, enjoy family and friends.

Thanks for your wonderful support this year, we’ve really enjoyed working with you, so roll on 2013!

 

To help get you in the mood, some nice Christmas quotes…

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Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.

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For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.

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One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

 

Our studio will be closing Friday the 21st of December 2012 (just after lunch, pop in for a beverage if you’re nearby!), returning Wednesday the 2nd of January 2013.

Peace out,

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P.S. We have photographers on call over the break if anything comes up.

P.S.S. Thanks to Morgans Bicycles for the Velorbis we shot for them, not too late to buy one for Christmas!!

Blow your hair not your cash

We recently shot this campagin for Blow Dry Bar in colaboration with Momentum Agency.

The location was Centennial park, The brief create beautiful black and white images of different hairstyles incorporating the “wind device”.

Dandelions where the trickiest of the wind devices but nothing a bit of hairspray couldn’t fix.

 

Weekend away

Last weekend I went away to Blueys Beach, about an hour north of Newcastle. The surf wasn’t too spectacular, so I took some pictures for a friend. She has an online business selling Nigerian bracelets. This was my favourite shot.

California Dreamin’…

In July, Jason, his wife Dale and nine-year-old son Rudy visited good friends in San Diego. They stayed in their wonderful Del Mar home for 10 days then hanged ten in Hawaii for a week.

Some of Jason’s observations:

– Although the population is huge, the traffic is not really a problem (until you get close to LA, that is!)

San Diego Freeway

They have the road network done right with 6-7 lanes each way up to LA and most east/west suburban link roads are 3 lanes each way (bigger than most of Sydney’s major artilleries).  San Diego doesn’t really have a CBD, most companies based in business parks scattered around the suburbs, so peak traffic is much less of a problem.
– San Diego is known for having a nice climate all year round. The winter high temps are 18C and summer high temps are 26-30C. Did I mention that there is almost no rainfall?
– Because of the good weather, cycling is fantastic all year round and outdoor activity is enjoyed all the time. Whilst in San Diego, I savoured three rides up and down the coast and saw lots of cyclists among the gorgeous scenery. The most amazing thing is that there’s bike lanes on nearly every street.  Since you ride on the opposite side of the road, I had to get used to looking over my left shoulder and getting off the bike on the right hand side (whilst on the street, so you don’t fall into traffic).  The traffic is a lot less agro than Sydney too, everyone seems fairly laid back and give you more than enough room. Our friends said as a general rule in traffic, there’s no beeping of horns, unless someone’s done something very wrong.

Margaritas, relaxing on a perfect Californian afternoon

– Baseball games are great, did you know that teams play 5-6 days a week?  The population is big enough to support it, the Petco Park stadium in SD is packed for most games.

Petco Park, home of the SD Padres

Also the home of the biggest Hot Dog I’ve ever had! Huge sausage wrapped in bacon and covered in several toppings…

– The “marine layer” is a strange foggy cloud that comes in off the ocean most mornings and clears at about 11am each day to reveal a typical clear blue sky.
– It doesn’t rain in SD (much).  We were doing some shopping one day and it started sprinkling outside, locals were coming into the shop excitedly saying “It’s raining outside!”
– The beautiful seaside suburb of La Jolla is pronounced La Hoya, don’t be a dick like me and embarrass yourself.

La Jolla bees

– Beer, wine & spirits are seriously cheap, about half the price it is here, including Australian wine…
– Supermarkets have an amazing variety of stuff, I could spend all day in stores like “Whole Foods”.  I just wish they’d incorporate their state tax into the prices like we do with our GST, just confused the hell out of me!
– Cars are really cheap too.
– A high percentage of Californians are ridiculously good looking.

Monkeys at San Diego Zoo

– 20 minutes to the mexican border means there’s some insanely great Mexican food in SD, I could have Mexican morning, noon and night!  Food portions in all restaurants was huge, waiter & waitress service was the best I’ve experienced.
– 4 way stop signs at most intersections.  I must admit I didn’t think it would work, that it would be chaos.  Evidently it works itself out, people just take turns at going, crazy but it works, traffic flows fairly evenly.
– I wish we had squirrels in Sydney..

Love Squirrels!

– We had a great time in SD and Hawaii, can’t wait to go back!

Exploring Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai’i (Volcano, Big Island)

Kīlauea Caldera, Halema`uma`u crater

Eruption in 2003 swallowed the coast road

Green sea turtle at Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Kolea Beach crab

 

XXXX Island photoshoot

Choosing the right day to do an outdoor location shoot is always a gamble, especially when there’s over 10 people involved.  After one false start postponement due to rain, we were very excited to collaborate once again with our good friends at Momentum Worldwide to produce the latest Lion beer imagery for XXXX Island.

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