Although most of my work is still life product and advertising I love taking pictures of people. It’s especially exciting when it’s a fashion shoot with an amazing model.
To get these sort of results is a team effort, working with my assistant, model and stylist. The stylist on this shoot was Bianca Swan and her help in knowing what clothes and accessories work with each other is essential, because to be honest when it comes to clothes I have no idea (just look at the way I dress!).
This shoot took about 8 hours and I used a variety of lighting set-ups but mostly used the amazing Broncolor Para lights, including the new Para 133. The large Para 222 formed my key light for a lot of the shots but in others I simply used it as a shadow fill while the Para 133 or 88 were the main light.
In the lingerie shot I switched to the 30×120 strip lite soft boxes. I had two lights over head and from slightly behind to create the edge lighting on the model. On the brightly coloured backgrounds I used the same softboxes as background lights whilst the 133 Para was the key light.
You can see how the lighting works for pretty much every shot in the video if you want to check it out. I think it’s worth pointing out though that the biggest part of successful results on a shoot like this come as a result of team-work and creativity and as such I’d like to thank the following who helped out with this shoot, Creaseys, Free Love, Cockadoodle, Mahogany Antiques, Nautilus & Alpha Fashions.
Good lighting is essential and for example the Broncolor Scoros were needed for the ‘freezing’ the model running and jumping. But without a good and understanding model or without a helpful assistant or without a good clothes stylist and make up then these sort of shoots will just fall apart.
Yes, I had to come up with some great lighting and ideas for the shots but the final results are testament to all those involved.
You can check these images and more out in higher res on my website at http://karltaylorportfolio.com