Archives for the month of: November, 2010

So I decided to use my make-up artist as my model, I am focusing on accessories and how to show them more than the garment itself. Fashion photography is a tool of selling a product, so it needs to be enhanced and it needs to stand out, in order for the audience to be aware of what is exactly for sale.

I think the lighting in this image actually highlights the hat incredibly well, and give its depth and shadows in the right places. The coat she is wearing is not highlighted at all and this allows the audience to have the hat as the main focus because it is lit up so brightly.



I took this photo outside when it was beginning to get dark so I decided to do some William Klein styled images. By using a slow shutter speed, this allowed me to capture the image without it being too under exposed, and I also gained the sense of motion that Klein creates with his fashion images.

With fashion photography, you have to make your own style to get noticed. I am currently trying to create a personal style with in my work to help me stand out. With this image, I really do like the motion with the hat blowing in the wind and the model being relatively static.

I began playing around with the images and I ended up flipping it vertically so that it was reflected. On Photoshop I placed the reflected image on top of the original image and lowered the opacity on the top layer. This created a layering effect and the photos have merged.

I think it looks pretty cool, sort of like looking through a kaleidoscope (if only i was shooting the 60’s decade!)

But then I played around some more and altered the size of the top layer, to create a larger effect to enhance the face some more.

Just emailed Dockers Diner in Leamington Spa to see if I can get access to do a 1950’s photo shoot there. The place was recommended to me by the costume department last week. If I do get to shoot here I was change the style of my practice and aim to producing a more colourful environment which will be of a Buddy Holly style.

This means a revisit to the costume dept and also means including male models.

I only dream cause I’m alive..

Not too sure why I have Iron Maiden in my head, maybe it’s because my room mate is going to see them twice next July, for his 6th and 7th time!

But here is a black & white shot from Wednesdays shoot


I did a shoot for a group of students from the second year fashion course at Coventry Uni which was based on a 1940’s theme. They contacted me through email asking to meet on Wednesday 10am. They had the hair and make-up, model and location organised, so all I needed to do was turn up with the equipment and shoot.

The day didn’t really have a good start, with the rain coming down and then our make-up artist Alanda Earnshaw, got stuck in traffic, so we ended up shooting a little bit behind schedule. When Alanda did arrive she began working straight away, she worked her way through the models from other groups as efficiently as she could, so as we waited the fashion crew began work on our models hair. After the curls had time to set Alandra was ready to get started on our make-up and she provided us with amazing results!

By the time we did shoot the rain had thankfully cleared form the skies and the location was a perfect scene to shoot in.

Photos uploaded later.

I edited these images to black and white and i really think it has given them a dramatic effect, that also corresponds to my previous artist research (john french)

I love john french and how beautifully composed his images are. He spent a lot of time placing the models and putting them into pristine positions before her actually photographed them. I find his images are distinct by how clean they are, this is by the way they are shot so perfectly and also by the way the model is formed in the frame, creating perfect lines and angles, and also making a good use of the negative space.

To try to create my own style I tried merging images together using Photoshop, and I am happy with the way they have turned out, they still have the clearness of french’s style but with more of a twist because the images are joined as a whole.


These are the edited images from my nikon d60 from saturdays shoot. I wanted to try and incorporate a couple more models into my shoot from this day. I photographed ciara again for the majority of the day and then I had 2 other models Gemma and Emily. Although the days are getting darker earlier and i had lack of equipment some of the shots did turn out okay.