Last weekend I did something that I have sort of done before, but not really. I did a fashion shoot. I’ve done some of my own, but quite a few years ago. This was completely different as I was just the photographer.
My friend Yvette is studying Visual Merchandising and she had to put together a fashion shoot for one of her assignments. She had to find her own photographer, me as it turned out, then she had to find a model, and a hair and make up stylist. She had to work out what the model would wear and then source all the clothing. On top of that she had to work out where the photos would be taken.
She talked to me a lot, and I listened. On the day I met her first and I hope I helped to calm her nervous. I did come very early and I think I could have met her a bit later.
The hair and make up took a lot longer than I thought it would. Let’s face it I don’t really wear make up, so I had no idea. I had to sit around and wait for them to finish. Though, it was interesting watching the model being transformed into Yvette’s styling.
I did go outside and take some photos as I waited. This is the other side of the Exhibition Centre, but it is reflected in the glass. It was a funny day. It started off very overcast, but as the day went on it got better and better. Not that you want strong sunlight for a fashion shoot. It was fun to get some shots.
Here is a Yvette giving directions to the model and hair stylist. It was an interesting process to watch.
The model is dressed in one of the outfits and getting the final touches to her hair. We were just about ready to head to where the shoot was going to take place.
It was my time to work. We went to a spot where Yvette had decided she wanted to take the photos. Unfortunately it was really windy and we had trouble with the skirt. It kept being blown into her legs. It was one thing, among many things that Yvette learned that day. Still, it was a lot of fun.
Here is one of my favourite images that I took.
It was a great day and I was so happy I could help my friend with her school project. I really hope she gets a good mark.
I have the above photos and some more to show you. I will put them into a gallery for you.