Location: Regents Market, Blackpool
I love this room. I used this room recently but that will be another blog post. :-)
Goergie’s theme was bride and prostitute.
Its quite a funny, I had just finished reeding Redeeming Love, and for anyone who has read the book knows its about a prostitute, well she use to be one. (Great book, give it a read). I had just finished the book the night before shooting this collection and reading the details in the book helped me pose the models. I think this room is perfect for this shoot!
I used one light with a beauty dish and a reflector.
I also got to model one of her garments for the promo shoot, witch was pretty fun!
I have been shooting at Penny’s farm!
Working with Kat, and photographing her final collection was so much fun! We were so lucky to be able to use the horses too! Kat’s theme was Elizabethan style. Back then they loved horses so what a better place than this?
I used natural light and a reflector for this shoot. When the sun was shining bright and hitting the gold reflector it gave such a warm glow, i just loved it, it felt light golden hour! It was cold and windy but we got some great images and the girls did great.
I would have loved to have had used a full frame camera, so it would off got all the detail. But I am very happy with the outcome.
Would I change anything?
Apart from using a different camera, I would off maybe would off done my own research. Kats mood board was great, just my style. But I think I should off definitely should off checked the location out before hand. Then drew up images in my head. (Witch i usually do) I also don’t like the bit of green plastic on the floor :/ . I’m not much for out door location shooting, I think I need to spend more time and practise more. But i am glad to have just jumped in and did it, now I have many ideas I want to do now on location. It has given me a confidence boost. Just what i needed.
Common problems in photographs and how to fix them.
Two-toned face and neck. You sometimes see in photos that your face is white but your neck and chest isn’t-It either looks darker or dirty.
Now girls, fake tan plays a big part in this. We all like to have a little colour. We instantly feel so much happier and confident. But we’ve all seen girls who take it to the extreme!(this is not a good look) This does not look nice in person never mind in photos! Looking back to my school days, I did get a little carried away. I wish someone had pulled me aside and told me how ridiculous I looked! (I have recently tried and loved Skinny Tan and can be purchase from around £20. It is like applying thick body butter, leaving your skin hydrated and smelling amazing!) As a photographer it is so hard photographing someone with bad tan! It is impossible to edit!
1. Don’t just go for the cheapest, spending a little more money on the right beauty products is an essential. 2. Fake tan mitts are very useful! They help spread tan evenly. 3. If you are going to wear fake tan, take it onto your face, and make sure your foundation is well matched. 4. Less is better. One or two coats is enough! You want to have a natural radiant glow. 4. HANDS!! I see so many girls with orange hands! Use a mitt, there is no other way!
We all seem to do something strange with our necks when it comes to getting our photo taken.
Relax and drop your shoulders! Extend your your neck and slightly push your chin out. Pop your tongue into the roof of your mouth. It will lift the skin underneath your chin.
Yes, we’ve all been court in mid blink. When using flash, on your phone or when a photographer uses flash. People ayes are not use to the flash of light, or even the sound when a photo is taken and lights are triggered. We are then left with squinty face. Close your eyes and get the photographer to count to 3. Open your eyes, then the photographer will take the shot. You will be relaxed and your eyes won’t have time to take in the light and squint. What helps me when I get my photograph taken is making sure I am relaxed. I close my eyes, take a deep breath and concentrated on my thoughts, but still aware of what is around me.
Waiting around too long for someone to press the button. Any smile looks fake and frozen after 30 seconds. Relax your face completely, more your jaw around then start again.
Throughout a photo shoot, everyone will become dead-eyed. Their expression becomes blank and they look deeply lost in thought. But also they have lost there concentration. You will get this more with young girls. I think this is a photographers job to pick you back up as you won’t relies what you are doing. Tip for photographers. Call your clients name. They will come back down to earth. Directing and talking to your model throughout the shoot will keep them focused, relaxed and concentrated on you.
It is perfectly fine to want your lips to look fuller and sexier in pictures. If your like me, I hate to smile on photos. I feel aquard and uncomfortable. So this is my little trick I do all the time! pounting, unless for jokes, looks silly. For a more natural effective way to add fullness is to push your tongue against the inside of your teeth. Slightly push your teeth together and relax your lips. Finish it off with your favourite lipstick with a little lip gloss.