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60 seconds with... Tuesday Vintage by Kian West

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60 seconds with… Tuesday Vintage

With Rachel March

By Kian West

 

SOMETIMES THE UNIVERSE WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. WE WERE BUSY AT MIRAGE HUNTING FOR FRESH NOVOCASTRIAN CREATIVE TO INTERVIEW AND STUBBLED UPON THE TUESDAY VINTAGE WEBSITE, A FEW HOURS LATER, BY PURE COINCIDENCE I RECEIVED A TEXT FROM RACHEL INTRODUCING HERSELF. IT SEEMED LIKE FATE SO WE STOPPED FOR A MOMENT SO SHE COULD TELL ME (AND YOU) MORE.

 

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So Rachel, Tell us all about Tuesday Vintage?

Tuesday Vintage is an online vintage boutique based in Newcastle, Australia. It is also a creative outlet where i can show cast the shoots i get to work on, the people who inspire me, but also I get to sell all these amazing one off hand selected clothing from around the world.

 

 

The website also states, “Styling” what does this mean?

It means i get to source and style amazing pieces of clothing on gorgeous models at photo-shoots.

 

And you are a photographer?

I've always had an eye for it but I’d rather be buying.. Or styling.. They are my things!

 

Where is your favourite place in Newcastle to hang out?

Rolador on Beaumont st, Cafe Inu in Carrington, The Lair in Hunter Street Mall.

 

Who inspires you Rachel?

My toddler. He's the reason I’ve been able to do all of this for so long! I'm continuously inspired by the people I work with on a daily basis whether they're young designers, photographers, labels, makeup artists, models, and creative. etc.

 

Anything else Novocastrians should know about you?

I don't work on Sundays. Sunday is for reading the paper and going to the beach xo

 

You can find Tuesday Vintage: tuesdayvintage.com

Joel Alston Photography - January Image by Kian West

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Joel Alston Photography

Joel Alston Photography

LOOK AT THE PHOTO ON THE BELOW. ISN’T IT NICE? JOEL ALSTON TOOK IT. LOOK AGAIN. IT’S EVEN BETTER THIS TIME., WE SPOKE TO JOEL BACK IN ISSUE #4 ABOUT HIS PHOTOS, AND WE THOUGHT HE CAPTURES SUCH NICE ONES WE’D GET HIM BACK TO SHARE HIS SECRETS WITH YOU GUYS.

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Set Up: Canon 7D (1.6x crop sensor) Canon 50mm f1.8 Settings: Shutter Speed:         1/250 sec Aperture:        10 ISO:            100 Focal Length:        50mm

 

This day was so amazing for me as a photographer. The storm was so strong, dark and moody over Nobby’s beach whilst the sun was still shining from behind me which enhanced the contrast between light and dark.

This day was difficult because I only had a fixed 50mm fixed focal length to with me to work with, which didn’t allow me to use a wider angle which is more appropriate for landscape shots. For my landscape shots I tend to use an aperture no lower than f.9, this is to enhance a greater depth of focus (field). When I adjust the shutter speed to account for the aperture, if it goes below 1/100sec to get an appropriate exposure, I tend to try and always use a tripod to ensure no movement blur from unsteady hands. But I got lucky in that there was enough light to be able to use 1/250sec.

For questions, hints or tips contact Joel Alston on: facebook.com/JoelAlstonPhotography