A short post about my recent fashion shoot in Margate.
A vintage fashion shoot with Madam Popoff in Margate.
Cristina - a promotional fashion shoot for a very talented singer.
I am working on an idea for time lapses - I call them 'fashion lapses'.The idea really is just to create a scene with two 'speeds' the background and the subject. This is still very much work in progress but I thought I would share the concept.
My first attempts were flawed mainly due to flicker. I was using my lens in manual mode but there was a flicker caused by tiny variances in aperture. On this occasion I used an old fully manual lens which meant I could select the aperture I needed and the dreaded flicker was eliminated. I still have a long way to go but I am getting closer to the results that I want. What is painfully clear is that you are so reliant on the weather conditions - this process is going to take a lot of patience and early mornings!
My model today was the lovely Shannon and she did pretty well at standing still - we even managed to find some time to take a few nice pictures of her. If you fancy yourself as a Fashion Lapse victim model please get in touch.
My latest trip to Margate to shoot some vintage fashion. Another great couple of hours with Georgia Seager-Hillier and Madam Popoff. The goal of these sessions is to produce images help sell the dresses online but also to make some stunning portfolio material - always using Margate as a backdrop. To give you an idea of the amount of usable images that we generate have a look at this gallery.
This was all simply shot using available light, a reflector was used a couple of times but on the whole these are technically very simple shots.
As a Kent wedding photographer it was also a real treat to shoot a couple of beautiful 40/50s dresses. It is nice to see vintage dresses without bunting, balloons or beards!!
As a bonus one of the images was accepted by the Vogue Italia website.
A small selection of images from Stacey's shoot - it was absolutely freezing!! Many thanks to Chhimmi Gurung for the fantastic make-up.