I love shooting on location but I do prefer it when the light is soft. That would usually mean early morning or late afternoon during the summer. On this shoot we did have to reschedule due to heavy rain from a few days earlier and even had to dodge some rain on the day - but the sun did come out to play as required - so we had soft lovely light; and managed to get our shots before Tayla's mum flew back to Melbourne. It's always great to have a strong support network. These pictures were predominately made as film and TVC casting shots and we went with a fresh fitness feel, keeping the background simple and focusing the attention where it should be, on Tayla.
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What to you get when you mix two beautiful models styled Biker Chick Chic with Gothic overtones and plenty of black leather and silver studded handbags? You get a hot fashion accessories marketing campaign with plenty of strong pictures and lots of options for publishing on Social Media. These are shot with both studio strobes and daylight studio; the warmer toned are the full studio flash shots. Product still life images were also created using the props from the shoot (old STROBE lighting consoles!) Just a small taste of the large quantity of quality fashion imagery this photo shoot produced! Book your Fashion Accessories photo shoot today! 0433 796 863
A while back when meeting with a client about their next photoshoot. I was asked what I thought about having someone along to do video too. I can't deny I was not very enthusiastic. In my experience having a videographer on set changes the flow of the shoot, and we would be working very hard to shoot a whole campaign with available light; in not a lot of time. So I was concerned about the logistics of additional set-ups and also breaks in the flow of the shoot depending on the videographer's approach. I did however hatch an alternative plan. I would shoot some short video snippets myself and cut it together afterwards as part of the overall package. Risky? Not really as we were only after quite simple and short video. I decided to use my old G10 point and shoot which I knew did a fine job on the focus and exposure and had a zoom lens so plenty of options.
This approach delivered some positive, and I think unique benefits.
Firstly I never needed to break the flow of the photoshoot as I was able to video my own point of view (POV).
Secondly I didn't need to worry about the models not knowing where to look, which camera was the important one. It was mine, it was always my camera. And again, this allowed for a seamless flow of creative energy between the photography and the talent.
Third, we had fantastic efficiency time wise, and were able to produce everything we were aiming for in the time frame available to us.
One director one POV allowed for seamless integration with the the stills photographs in an overall sense, all material working together visually. And from a production sense where I was able to add-in slide stills sequences into the motion video for additional dramatic effect.
Was the client happy with the product I delivered? Yes they were. However what has surprised me most, when going back over the clients Instagram (IG) account recently is how effective the short videos have been. They were delivering three to six times the engagement of the various still images used on their account. This really was a surprise as from my ongoing research into video viability I have noted that many 'major' videos tend to languish on a label or stores own youTube channel gaining very little direct engagement - this includes high budget productions - as well as simple ones like ours.
So in a nutshell, I think short social media videos can work; they can blend very well with you main campaign and can deliver greater engagement with your social media audience on core Instagram and Facebook social media accounts. And I have upgraded to Full HD equipment which is still very portable and I am looking forward to future fashion and beauty projects that combine simple motion videos with shooting the stills. And on another note, it was great to see this client recently change her personal Facebook avatar over to one of my beauty shots from out very first shoot together nearly 2 years ago - great shots just keep on giving. Which is exactly what I design them to do!
Sometimes you just have to come back to a shoot and show a few more shots; that is certainly the case here. Yes a few years back yes; but I love studio as (a) location shoots and this portfolio shoot has remained a favourite of mine. These shot post processed as Black and White, which is also how I did the originals. And what is Monica doing wagging that finger? Hush hush, I will never tell...
They say to never work with children or animals; and yet, many of the most fun experiences in life and memorable pictures are with kids or pets, or even kids with pets! Well I have photographed fashion lingerie and luxury swimwear with poodles, blogger vivalaViv with Holly the very cute and fluffy Pomeranian, but I had never until this fashion assignment worked with kids. Well portraits yes but certainly not with youngsters as fashion models. In fact it was the first time on a photoshoot for all the girls except Charlie, (left just below and most outgoing) for whom I had made a casting portfolio for, photographing on location. So here we were, two teens and two tweens; two mums about 12 or so outfits and a four hour studio shoot. You can read more about the shoot from the designers perspective here on their blog post called Lights Camera Vision! (Thanks for the kind words).
The shoot went smoothly, the girls had a great time and from a technical/performance point of view, there was very little to do by way of post processing due to the careful set up for the white background, studio lighting arrangement. As a result, these pictures below are completely un-retouched, the RAW files have been put through a simple automated adjustment to bring up the background a wee tad more, and I find the RAW converted files are always a bit crisper too! And for these girls I think a half day on set was just right, the energy and focus stayed mostly on track and we were 'done' before anyone got bored. So that's my first 'kids' fashion shoot done and dusted, and now I am looking forward to my kids fashion assignment. Looking to photograph your Teen kids or toddlers fashion range? Call or email me, email@example.com Sydney, 0433 796 863.