Tough job being a fashion model. This is actually a fairly typical behind the scenes shot for me. Naomi is modelling the entire House of Nicholas 2012 collection in a single day. Emma (camera right) is touching up her makeup while Marina is putting finishing touches to her hair. In about a minute’s time they will both step backwards behind the camera and I’ll start taking “real” pictures.
I’ll flip the camera to portrait orientation and fire off about 30 frames talking Naomi through a variety of frontal, profile and of course back of the dress pictures. I’ll be coaching her to move by inches so that the light hits her exactly right. Although she’s an experienced model nobody else in the room has the camera view that I have.
5 lights will fire all together by radio control and within minutes we’ll have images full screen on a 15 inch laptop. We can zoom in to 100% to double check Emma and Marina’s work. And then the next dress.
And….repeat. 1 day, 1 model, 20 dresses. Tough job. Really.
And just in case you thought it was all glamour working in high end studios. Here’s the pull back.
One roll of paper, lots of lights and an ugly office.
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