December 16th, 2012
I am in the process of fine tuning my studio lighting for shooting lingerie, boudoir and fashion collections. It’s all about the greys in this shoot. 50 shades of grey is just not enough for me The way I get fine control with light is to practice, study and practice some more. I crave consistency and this needs to be worked at.
Holly Smith responded to my tweet for willing volunteers to model for me. Holly teaches my daughter to dance and works in my local pub too so it’s no surprise that we collaborated. I’ve photographed Holly before a couple of times and she is a fabulous girl to work with.
Lisa Keating is a wonderful fashion designer and seamstress who makes bespoke corsets, bridal wear and evening dresses. We have collaborated on a few occasions now and our creative teamwork is rewarding us with some fine imagery. Our journey so far has been fun filled and life enriching.
This shoot had technical element too as I needed to further test my Fujifilm X series zoom lens wide open and to test a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at f/16 on my Canon 5D2. I’m not entirely happy with my Canon version of this lens at f/16 so I wanted to check out the Sigma. Shots 1-5 were taken at ISO 100 on my Canon 5D mk2 with the Sigma 50mm at f/16 and the rest were taken on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 at ISO 800 using the 18mm-55mm zoom lens wide open.
Makeup and hair was by the ever wonderful Vicki Waghorn. Vicki is with me throughout the shoots to tend to my customer or models needs. This is especially important in boudoir or nude shoots. My thanks also go to Jo from joandco.co for assisting us throughout the shoot. These pictures were taken in a very relaxed, fun, four hour session with a break for lunch. Lisa is available for corset or evening wear commisions and she can be contacted by email or phone at her studio on 01934 830042
Now I am ready to offer a complete commercial studio fashion and beauty photography service in 2013. I am already shooting studio boudoir and art nude private commissions, however these are never blogged. Please contact Laura to enquire about prices, our service and to see more examples of my work on any particular genre. I have a strong team supporting me at the studio and together we can source just about anything to make your shoot amazing.