Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fashion shoot

One thing that i dont do photography wise is portraits. I just wouldn't have the foggiest on how to. last year i did a post on mojo (you may wanna read it to know where i'm up to in regards to this topic) whereby i did a shoot with a friend who makes small hats (facinators) for all sorts of occasions. That shoot was with her younger sister and was taken next to the woolstores in Freo with the dodge as an accessory. All outdoors with available light, not the best to give perfect results for her hats. well now she rings me and wants to do it again, but this time she called on a friend from a burlesque studio (she sells a few hats to them) and said she had a few more hats and they had another wardrobe change from a shop that she sells them from. (Vicious delicious in freo). ok so i roughly knew what i was in for, but this time i thought ahead and asked a good friend (Seng Mah) who has the use of a proper studio in freo. so i tee'd up the studio and the girls for a shoot late sunday arvo.
Luckily Seng helped me set the studio lights and the backdrop (well he did it all!) and where everyone stands and which of the cheap lenses i brought would be the best. After a trial of his sync remote we found a little problem. my Pentax wont sync to his Elinchrome lights! bugga!! all we could do was he lent me his Nikon D700 so i could at least start getting some pics while he played with the Pentax. and after about 15mins he yelled " I GOT IT!".  seems you need to use 1/160 to sync....not 1/200 like we had it on! *phew*. so back with my camera i started to get in the groove. 6 wardrobe changes, heaps of hats and a couple of interesting accessories including an original 50's phone and an exercise girdle! i kid you not, this thing looked like someone has sown a couple of occy straps onto the front of a girdle and marketed it as a alternate exercise machine while doing the housework!  WEIRD!

Anyways, it turned out being a great day for all, as none of us had ever used a real studio before (i'd been there many times, but never for my own shoots) and the photos were just what they wanted, if not more! and i came away wanting to do it again as the girls made it so easy for me as they did all their own make-up and dresses and props. all i did was shoot!
I think it's my best work so far (excluding all those magnificent cars pics, of course!).
so here are some of what came out of this little session. i hope you like them as much as the girls and i did.

behind the scenes

risque behind the scenes (thanks to seng for these shots)

If you would like a shoot in the studio, check out  for sengs 'stay and play' sessions

also, you may have noticed i have a new watermark! i think these photos deserved it, so i made a new one just for them!


1 comment:

  1. nicely done!! great pics, great model very profesional. good onya Grumpy