Anatomy of a Fashion Shoot

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On Sunday, I did a shoot for clothing retailer Honeymoon Muse. I've decided to share the background pictures with the Forum.

Here is the model being made up by the MUA (Makeup Artist) and the Wardrobe stylist is fussing with some clothing.
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Here's a magazine that we were looking at for inspiration
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This is the studio we used. It had 10ft seamless in grey and black. Four Photogenic monolights mounted on ceiling rails.
I used 2 softboxes and a snoot at the back for most of the shots.
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We shot 5 outfits. Here's a few choice pictures. These are non-retouched pictures as the shoot was less than 24 hours ago. I will start showing the pictures to the client and she will choose which ones she wants me to set my photoshopmonkeys at.


The Clothing the stylist had drawn harken back to the heydays of the 80s. For those old enough to remember that era...enjoy.
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my $15 swing ($8 for rope $5 for board $2 taxes)
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Interesting series. I had a quick look at the store's website and it looks like quite a departure from what they're using now. Your idea or their's?
 
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the client wants the client gets. She wanted to do something bright and creative. Cool! you're in Sooke. There's a restaurant there that I've always wanted to try.
 

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Makes sense; most of what I saw on the 'site was a little.... bland? This will definitely pep things up.

Which one is that? Mom's?
 
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why Sooke's Harbour House of course. It has to be horribly expensive or else I'd have eaten there.
There's fashion for wearing (rather bland) and fashion for the sake of fashion (sometimes High Fashion) which one would never wear in public.
 

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I've lived in Sooke for 20 years, and I've never eaten at the Harbour House. It is a pricey place; sort of your "High fashion restaurant".
 

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Very nice and gorgeous set of photographs. What a great idea i love your creativity very much. Thanks a lot for sharing....
 
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Thanks CPI2011.
Here's the first image to be completed.
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I handled the lighting and set as well as the photography. I have to give credit to my awesome team.
My stylist is really good and my makeup artist is absolutely amazing.
 
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I <3 Robots
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Sometimes I tweak the colours
 
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I broke down and finally made a watermark *LOL*
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I'm proud of the enhanced abs
 

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Not my cup of tea.
 

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I broke down and finally made a watermark *LOL*
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I'm proud of the enhanced abs

I love this shot. Best one you posted. Now you need to kick that water mark up some. That is not fancy enough for fashion. Maybe a cooler font and box it in like its a brand name tag. Put it in a corner. The placement here takes away from your photo and if this gets stolen it would be pretty obvious that its yours.
 
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I love this shot. Best one you posted. Now you need to kick that water mark up some. That is not fancy enough for fashion. Maybe a cooler font and box it in like its a brand name tag. Put it in a corner. The placement here takes away from your photo and if this gets stolen it would be pretty obvious that its yours.
*LOL* thanks Joe. It isn't fancy enough for Fashion Editorial but it was for an online catalogue.
oh the Watermark...I'm not so much afraid of the picture being stolen. The reason for my watermark is so that viewers are led to my site. Most of my work is out there and completely unwatermarked. All of the artists and photographers out there that I admire do not use watermarks either. But they're well known and don't need to generate traffic to their site.

Here's a few
Brooke Shaden
Jonathan Hobin
Joanne Ratkowski
Lara Jade

and...
my favourite pet photographer ever Tim Flach
even my friend KC who is an amazing wedding photographer

Not One of the really good photographers use a Watermark. Why do I have one? I'm not there yet. I look forward to the day when I do not need a watermark again.
 

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