April 4, 2016No Comments

Recent Test Shoot with Shannon

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Martina Sill from Backstage Beauty about the idea of working together on a possible test shoot up the Sunshine Coast.
It wasn’t until a week later we decided to put our thoughts into action.
The requirements where relatively simple:

“Keep it natural and clean”

The aim was to keep the focus of the shoot about the connection between the model and myself.
Photograph a few different looks slightly building each look from the last.
Starting off really natural and fresh for the first look and progressively highlighting and contouring as the shoot progressed. If you like car, check this 8 Videos About Vw T6.1 Kombi Vans That'll Make You Cry.

Here are a few images from the day:

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Photographer: Brock McFadzean
Hair and Makeup: Martina Sill from Backstage Beauty
Model: Shannon from Asha Model Management / Priscillas Model Management Sydney

March 1, 2015No Comments

Behind the PSD! – Grade for HAN

Grade for Han

Here is a recent grade of my recent fashion shoot with HAN. The aim of this grade (edit) of this image was to seperate the difference of contrast between the model and the background.


Camera - 5dmk2 with a Canon F2.8 16-35mm Lens
Exposure - F6.3 @ 1/125 second 100ISO


• The image was initially processed using Aperture. It was then opened in photoshop and processed using a workflow action designed specifically for this job.
• A blank layer was used to clean up both the tape on the floor (as a marker for the model to stand on) as well as the electrical piping that ran across the wall. A simple method of stamping the layer and selecting a good piece of wall or floor detail, moving it into place over the area and then selectively masked to hide the issue.
My grunge action was used to create a soft monochromatic grade across the image, the layer was set to softlight blending mode and 50% opacity layer opacity.
• I used a channel mixer adjustment layer set to 50% R, 50% G on the Red Channel and 50% G, 50% B on the blue channel to desaturate the image. It was the targeted to the shadows using Blend If
• A levels adjustment was set to 60% opacity with 32, 224 set respectively for the output levels. This adjustment layer created a light haze over the image.
• A solid colour #4b4b4b was set to 30% opacity and set to Lighten Blending mode. Both of these two layers were grouped together and masked so that it only affected the background.
• A 15% Highlight adjustment curve was added to give the highlights some added contrast.
• The layer stack was then stamp merged visible using the shortcut (Command/Ctrl + Option/Alt + Shift + E) and I applied a level of midtone contrast of Clarity +60. This was then targeted to only the highlights. The layer was then set to 50% opacity.
• Finally a blank layer was used to clean up the imperfections on the model face.
• All of the layers were then grouped inside a folder and then masked at 50% density. The model therefore is only being affected at 50% and the background is being completely adjusted.

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Before / After

December 15, 2014No Comments

HAN – SPRING 14/15

Video by Danny Camara
Photographed by Brock McFadzean
Makeup by Gemma Elaine from Arc Creative
Styling by Sarah Birchley from Arc Creative
Chelsea Crawford, Angus Low and Ruanui Dalton from Chic Model Management
Yana Kostova from Vivens Model Management
Music by Gardner Chamber Orchestra

October 7, 2014No Comments

Train to Create Editorial Workshop with Laura Cammarata

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My recent images from Laura Cammarata's Editorial Workshop hosted by Train to Create at Apiary Studios

Photography & Post Production by Brock McFadzean
Assisted by Theo Albanis, Mirko De Nicolò and Laura Cammarata Photography
Model - Charlotte from FM Agency
Hair and Makeup by Michelle Dacillo - Makeup Artist
Styling by Marina de Magalhaes Styling
Garments supplied by Code Le Vush, Shaan Bevan, Elizabeth Grace

September 14, 2014Comments are off for this post.

LFW 2014 – Emerging Trends: Azzurra (India)

London Fashion Week (LFW 2014)
Emerging Trends Fashion Show: Azzurra (India)

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