When covering friends fashion shows I’ve got into the habit of doing a little back-stage stuff. Sometimes the back stage stuff is more interesting to shoot and look at than the stage/catwalk stuff (for me anyway – all the stages of preparation, the before and after etc).
Usually I go along with a prime lens (50mm f1.4) that can shoot large apperture so that I don’t have to bother people and loose the feel of the moment by firing off flash at everybody. e
On this last weekend Lady Lucie asked if I’d like to do a quick few shots of the models – of course! (Although I didn’t have said prime with me) Due to the space available and the fact that it was being shared with 4 other designers – hanging around doing the standard back-stage thing wasn’t an option but I went back there just to do a few shoots before the girls went on stage.
The space was crammed with models, makeup, hair and designers so options were a bit limited but I went on a rekkie to find a good location. Initially it seemed an option between brick walled fire exit, plain wall, or plain stairs – but then I realised that the wall just to the left of where Lucie and the girls were getting ready was fantastic! Couldn’t have found a better wall if I’d go looking! So below are the shots from that quick 10min session.
Unfortunately my camera was all set up for nighclub work (since the show was during a night club event) and I didn’t think to change it so I’ve had to tweak a few things in post – inc taking the saturation down to suit the mood of the background – but on the whole I think these have come out quite well
Also had to clone out a conduit pipe and plug box here and there.
Also thought I’d test the slide-show gallery doobrie on this blog theme – not tried it before – so here goes. See above.
Will have a go at putting a different sort of Gallery at the end.
Some links /credit
Designer – Lady Lucie
Makeup - Tabby Adams
Wigs – Kezia
Said Gallery doobrie. Not sure which I prefer – slideshow or gallery. Slideshow is more visual but you can click on the individual items in gallery.