Vintage Siam was shot using a Canon EOS 500D & 18-55mm Lens at a location near Siam Country Club. This particular photoshoot was well organized with regards to logistics and equipment. A small crew of two and model. The location: an old restored train and station. Part of the Siam Country Club parks and garden complex about half an hours drive from Pattaya City, Thailand.
As previously stated, in regards to my Urbex photography, this set-up took a little extra prep, both in respects to equipment and logistics. In this case, a high-end Canon and lens combination was extremely effective. With a fantastic wardrobe, one that fit in beautifully on location. The concept: to recreate an old world feel amongst the carriages of a steam locomotive.
Processing to Black and White:
As seen in my previous post: "Model Shoot: Siam Country Club". Once we had enough stock images from this location, I took a selection of photographs into a standard image editor, cropping to composition. To remove the colour, I then simpily desaturated each image before applying a vignetting filter. Working with layers, I was able to reduce blown-out highlights and work on bringing out more details in each individual photograph using brightness and contrast, adding a basic border to finish the process and gain results.
Work by Ben Hodson
Title: Model Shoot: Siam Country Club
Description: Model Shoot in and around Siam Country Club
Equipment: Canon EOS 500D 18-55mm Lens & Nikon Coolpix L120. Lens: NIKKOR A 21x Zoom
Concept to Completion: Two days with pre-shoot logistics