Super cute little video we put together. Inspired by the Victorias Secret Videos
We built the set, with a little inspiration from a Victoria’s Secret Video. We just wanted to see if we could pull it off. Of course, this being an in house project and no money coming in, we needed to stay within a budget. So the aluminum structure in the original video, was reconstructed using the cheapest wood that we could find. The wood was painted white, then covered with the thinnest fabric we could find. The floor was a spare Denny’s white vinyl that we had laying around.
The lighting was all done with hot lights, for the first shoot. We used every hot light that we had in the studio and then some, we did shoot a few images with the hot lights.
After we reviewed the still images we decided we wanted to do a second shoot with flash to get sharper images at a better ISO. We asked the models back for a second shoot, they were very happy to do it. Models were Taylor Q, Sydney F, and Madison B.
I have had the pleasure of working with the Senior Portrait Artists for several years as one of their 15 fashion shooters, and this would be one of my last shoots for them. SPA has been turned over to Jen Basford and Seniors Ignite. While I was sad to see the end of SPA, Seniors Ignite brings a fresh new approach to shooting seniors and models.
Be sure to check out Seniors Ignite, they have a ton of cool stuff, videos, and workshops for photographer shooting high end senior pictures.
I have done several videos, and fashion shoots for them already and hope to be doing more with them in the future. Here are some of the images shot for model Toni Marie.
Toni Marie ended up being one of my favorite models at this shoot, and I ended up shooting with her again in Chicago. Toni was in Chicago applying to the Ford Agency along with several others.
Hope you enjoy the photos, I had a great time with this shoot!
At the shoot, Ken was responsible for capturing the image of the studio – an image self-described as high quality and professional. In order to capture their style, many aspects are needed for a shoot: hair products, location and models.
“Out with the old…well, maybe not,” For the models, Ken does not always think new is necessarily better. In front of the camera was Studio K senior, Sydney P and Studio K Top Model, Taylor Q. The shoot did feature other models as well.
Curly hair, straight hair, the classic all over come-over, braids or up-do, no matter the hair, the models rocked each style and the shoot turned out fantastic and Ken had another opportunity to work with former and new models. Check out some of the images!
At the shoot, I was responsible for setting up the lighting, and the set – all of the behind the scenes work. I worked directly with the coordinator of Kaleidoscope Dancers to be sure the images he needed captured were actually captured. So while he was the director of the company, I was able to direct the shoot, which was actually pretty cool. Exactly an experience I wanted to gain and learn from.
Working with the Daguerre Club, many other photographer’s fingers clicked the snap while I was at the screen with the art director hearing if the shot was taken – very commercial-like. We shot tethered shots, allowing us to look at the pictures on the art director’s screen right away.
While I may have only shot one image at shoot, working with the art director and being able to direct the shoot is exactly the practice and showed me the steps I want to take to be more commercial. Featured are some of the images we took – they’re not mine, but I was granted permission to use them.