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Tunisia Photography Project

Last March, I was in Tunisia shooting the last block of Mohamed, my girlfriend’s independent documentary project. We’ve been working on this project for over 2 years and it felt great to finish this adventure in the home country of Mohamed. My girlfriend and I had the chance to live in an unique and warm Tunisian family for a month and it was a great life experience. We bought a Canon 5D Mark III for this last shooting block (we previously shot on a Canon Rebel T3i) and I was of course very excited to shoot with a full frame! I had little time for myself since we absolutely needed to finish the film, but I managed to shoot some pictures in between the takes and also during some time off at home and in the neighbourhood.

I was tired of using Photoshop, because I always end up spending way too much time on each shot. I wanted to do a large series and edit them on the go, so I learned Adobe Lightroom and was quite surprised. It’s actually very powerful, versatile and…  fast. I liked it very much. In fact, I barely use Photoshop anymore… except when I need to do complex layer mixing and precise masks. Give it a try. Anyways, check out the pictures below!

This series is my point of view as a cinematographer on the project and more importantly, as a member of this great family that treated me like a brother and a son.

To see the entire series, please check out my Behance project page.

 

 

Charles-Etienne Pascal is a freelance digital colorist working in Montreal, Canada. His line of work mainly consist of advertising, but he also very much enjoys grading music videos, short films and documentaries. Chuck likes photography, motorcycles, travelling, bouldering, guitar and of course color grading.
  1. Jacken Reply

    Great use of natural light! How do you like 5D MK3 in terms of video?

    • iseehue Reply

      Thanks! the 5D MK3 suited our needs perfectly. It was lightweight, good in low light, didn’t look too much like a real camera (at least in this country, no offence) and the H624 was ideal for the sh*tload of footage we shot.

  2. Joshua Reply

    Your work is incredible, my man. You’re a true inspiration to my photography so thank you. Over the past couple of years I’ve been trying to recreate this cinema style color representation to my stills, but I’ve come up unsuccessful. Do you have any pointers, or helpful resources that would point the right direction to achieve something like this? I’ve been trying to learn how colorists use sophisticated apps like Resolve and Speedgrade for video, but the terminology and techniques seems slightly different. It’s like I’m learning one language in hopes that I’ll be able to translate that over to Adobe Camera Raw and PS. Do you color grade these in either programs? Could you maybe do a color grade breakdown for still photography? Again, thanks so much for sharing your work and how you achieve grading. I’ll continue to follow, aspiring to do something like this one day.

    • iseehue Reply

      Hey Joshua, thanks for your nice comment. I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom for a year now. It’s a great & simple software. I’ll consider writing about my retouching process. Keep experimenting and working hard buddy!

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