Behind the scenes at a bridal fashion shoot

Behind the scenes at a bridal fashion shoot

July 16, 2010  |  For photographers
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My PR agent (ProposePR) have just released a couple of videos which show you behind the scenes at a bridal fashion shoot.

I spent a couple of days in the baking sun photographing all the new gowns for Madeline Isaac-James’ 2011 collection (and learning not to call them “frocks”).  There is one video of each day.

Unlike my other behind the scenes videos there is no talking or explanation but you can see all the lighting and positioning tricks I’m using to get the best out of the frocks gowns and just what ridiculously bright sun I was shooting in.  You can see the camera getting swamped at points.

On a nerdy/techie note: the video was shot entirely on a Nikon D5000.  Some of the shots in the blossom really show what you can achieve with an entry level “stills” camera now.

Day 1 – Candlelit collection.

Day 2 – Starlet Collection.

There are no cut aways – but you can see the finished images here.

And in case you’re wondering I’m the guy.

Other people you might spot: Maike Czasche assisting with lighting, Sarah Brock makeup artist, Inanch hairdresser to the stars and generally having fun, Astrid Joss stylist and Natalie Gladman designer and of course Cristyn.

Enjoy.  And if you have any questions you can post them below.


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  • http://www.al-birmingham.co.uk Al Birmingham

    Looks like fun but hard work too. I’m a bit intrigued by the angle of the large softbox in the first video when outside. Was it pointing upwards like that to light just the models face and leave the dress unaffected?

    Al

  • admin

    Cheers Al,

    Yes, exactly that. We were getting plenty of light on the dresses but Cristyn’s face just needed a little lift.

    We could have done something similar with a reflector but it would have made the angles a bit tricky.