First Runway Shoot - Art Fashion Show

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ryan1524, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

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    This is Revolution Wear 2009.


    I'd love to hear some critiques and comments on these. My first runway shoot. Lighting was horrible, 4 bright lamps right over the model's heads, and none from the front. I did my best. You can CLICK here if you wanna see the flickr set.


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  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    My first impression is that you were shooting with a single prime lens and were unable/unwilling to change your position to get better framing. Most of those diagonal compositions look like mere attempts at fitting more of the model into the frame.
     
  3. Ryan1524 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you are correct. I had to make do with a prime. I didn't have a chance to go get a 24-70, which I think would've been a MUCH better lens for this job. If I had a 24-70, I would've been able to move more behind the crowd, and get a wider variety of pictures. I had 3 midterms that week, and literally had no time to sit down for anything, much lens commute 2 hrs to rent a lens. Excuses, I know. :p

    I know the lighting could be better, but the setup was horrible. There were 4 very strong lamps overhead the models, and nothing from the front. So once they walk a foot beyond the sweet-spot, they have strong shadows on their face and body. :mad:
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Yeah, nothing you can do about that, unless the organizers allow flash photography.
     
  5. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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    Your pics were pretty rough, but the so-called fashion designer(s) should be shot. What an infantile, obivous and pointless display. Back to art school kiddies:mad:
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is unfortunate that you were shooting a show where the models were lit so very poorly. It is a bigger shame that there was actually a show with models who had to endure such ****** lighting for unknown reasons. They all look bad. Not the pictures, the lighting. It's sad.

    It appears you did what you could with what you had and you seemed to have fared well in that respect.
     
  7. Ryan1524 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, this was not high fashion at all. It was more of an art show. The focus was environmental, globalization, anticonsumerism, GLBTQ, women’s rights, war, etc. A lot of the people involved, if not all, are university students. :)

    I think I learned a lot more from this, than if I had a perfectly lit catwalk above, below and from the sides. But now, I'm very curious and interested in doing something like that. Trouble is....how to get in? LOL.
     
  8. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Ugly models, ugly clothing, terrible designs.

    Nevermind the lighting or photography– I don't think there was much you could do here.
     
  9. jolidon me macrumors newbie

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    Ryan i agree with you butt is a nice show.
     
  10. pprior macrumors 65816

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    I see no reason to be so harsh on the models or the clothes. The models are pretty young ladies, not to the caliber as professionals, but this was obviously not a professional shoot. They are real women with real bodies and don't deserve that kind of response.

    As to the pictures, several / most of them have blown highlights, which is within photographer control. The harsh lighting was obviously a clue that the people putting on the show had given no thought to photography. In those cases the best thing to do is find the spots where there is decent light and WAIT like a hunter till the action comes to the light. It's all about the light.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

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