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Thanks Bruce again for these little gems of fashion photography tips, with this third post revealing this collection of awesome fashion photography pointers to get you shooting some really great fashion photography shots too.
Fashion Photography Tutorials Little Gems 3 taking a look at;-
1) Shooting a bridal wear collection on location in an old theater.
2) Step by Step guide for post production on the image.
3) Dealing with all of the problems when shooting on location with only the lighting available in a theater.
4) Lots of challenges re lighting each shot and color temperature of theater lighting but a great days shoot all the same…
The shot to the right above, is one of twelve wedding gowns that I had to shoot in an old theater for one of my many couture bridal wear clients.
The story line for the collection was theatrical drama, like show girls on stage and back stage in the theater. So I chose my models very carefully to suit the story, casting the right models to fit the story of the shoot is very important. Get this part of the project wrong and your story will not be believable.
I chose Chloe Jasmine Whitchello who already is a very theatric person, so her just being her self would definitely make this story work. As an opposite character to Chloe in some ways but very statuesque and a striking classical looking Simona as my second model. These two very distinctive looks would mean getting great variety of drama into the shoot that I wanted.
I wanted to light the pictures with the stage lighting to give the pictures a realistic theatrical feel to them.
As I am not familiar with how to operate the very complex lighting rigs in theaters, so well before the shoot date I made sure that the theater lighting engineer would be there working with us all day .
With all of the spotlights and flood lights being controlled from a massive, very complicated control board, it was so essential to have the lighting controlled by the lighting engineer. He and I coordinated together switching lights on and off and positioning each light until I thought it was sort of right for the first area that I would be working in.
When my model was on set I could alter her position and ask the lighting guy to shift a spot light a little or a lot so the lighting was just perfect.
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