The world of fashion can be quirky sometimes, to say the least. We’ve seen models wearing bizarre creations many times, and Zac and Jamie of The Zac and Jay Show wondered: could they plant a fake model and make photographers at London Fashion Week think that he was real? It turned out that it was pretty easy to do it; all they needed was one day and some imagination for creating a ridiculous outfit.
I went to university in a beautiful little town called Falmouth, Cornwall, in the very south western tip of the UK. It’s 6 hours away from London, so not exactly near to the “fashion capital.” However, it’s surrounded by incredible landscapes: rolling hills, cliffs, rivers pouring out into the sea… it’s quite magical. So when I finished my degree, and everyone began to move up to London to find work, I knew I didn’t want that. I was so in love with the area, I wanted to stay put.
Sometimes you want a hard light to make a statement, but sometimes you want a soft light, a light that draws little attention to itself. That was the case with our Model in a Red Dress shoot.
Like most photographers who have been working for many years, I have my favorite, go-to lights. These include the Broncolor Para 88, 133, and 222; the Broncolor ‘pre-2006 style’ Flooters; the Elinchrom Zoom Spots; and Elinchrom Litemotiv Indirect.
I have adapted all of these modifiers within the last year to fit the Flashpoint 1200H remote heads, as well as the 600Pro (AKA Godox AD600 Pro) and 600H Pro, as I prefer these mobile, lightweight, HSS capable flashes for the flexibility they provide over any other current brands or models.
Posing and directing men can be a difficult challenge for a lot of us. I know it is for me. Most of my non-animal subjects are female, and the direction I give them often doesn’t work quite the same way for guys. Some poses, though, can work especially well for guys. In this video, Mango Street shows us 9 unique poses for men, that can also work for women.
The fashion industry is confusing. Here’s a list of some common fashion photography lingo that you should know.
My team and I were given the task to shoot the crew of a nightclub for their “summer” theme, where they open up a huge balcony for partying. While the nightclub organized everything neatly, unforeseen circumstances “killed” the set we were going to use. We took it upon ourselves to still give them a great set to match their summer theme, while still not completely breaking their budget.
Justin Rosenberg is a photographer who loves fog! But that’s not all he shoots, in his own words he says ‘In my images, I aim to convey a sense of that hope in the struggle. Much of my work focuses on a single subject relating to a seemingly harsh/sparse environment. I’m often drawn to the natural world as a setting; particularly cold, foggy, and gloomy scenes. I find there to be a beautiful vulnerability in the loneliness and isolation of a subject in a harsh/sparse spaces.
Though fog is not in all of my work (mainly due to my lack of ability to control the weather), whenever possible, I try to incorporate it. Fog forces you to be in the present moment. In any direction, you can only see for a just a little bit, so all you’re left with is exactly what is happening in that moment. You can look in front of you, but you can’t see the future. You can look behind you, and you’re not defined by the past. You’re just exactly where you are, right where you need to be, right when you need to be there.’
Shiny skin in photos is becoming more and more popular all the time and whether it’s for sports, beachwear or even regular fashion, that metallic skin sheen is being seen everywhere. Long gone are the days where we’re desperately trying to matt-down skin to avoid the shine, now makeup artists are regularly being asked to produce the ‘dewy’ skin look.