I have recently been hired for another very interesting fashion photography job in Dorking, Surrey. Suburban Turban design and manufacture stylish hats and scarves for women suffering hair loss. A team of 25 tailors manufacture these products in their high-end studio in Dorking.
To me fashion photography is always interesting. To me fashion photography is about precision and impression.
The head of marketing hired a professional model, a make-up artist, a stylist and me as the photographer. We had four hours to shoot about 20 products.
The stylist had prepared different outfits and accessories to go with each hat. The model had to change quite a lot. The make-up artist improved and perfected her look to match each outfit.
For glossy fashion photography session such as this one I needed light – and lots of it. I brought three very big softbox flashes to the set. I prefer working wirelessly. That’s why each flash had a big battery pack attached to its tripod. In such a busy fashion photography shoot I like to be able to move my lights around without having to worry about anybody tripping over power leads. I can control the output power of each single flash individually via the wireless radio trigger mounted on top of my camera.
The shoot itself went seamlessly. The whole team worked like clockwork. We had some loud music to make it even more fun.
The client and her head of marketing were checking the photos on a large screen while they were being shot. Once they saw what they were after they gave us green light to move on to the next product.
Like most of my work fashion photography involves a lot of post-production (almost as much as wedding photography). I improved the skin tones, sharpness and clarity before sending all photos back to my client. My client was very happy and booked me already for the next fashion photography session.