I finally set up my studio the other day and wasted no time setting up a shoot. I’m trying to build the fashion side of my portfolio so I decided it would lean more on the high fashion side instead of glamour. Of course I used my favorite model, my best friend, because.. well.. she’s awesome and also it’s her last shoot with me before she moves to New Jersey in 2 weeks (sadface).
My studio has muslin background which I do NOT prefer. I prefer the seamless white PAPER background. This backdrop looks like a sheet. I ironed it for 2 hours and it is still wrinkled. This makes it hard to light because the wrinkles cast shadows. That forces me to edit it out in photoshop afterwards. I can’t complain though. At least it’s a studio that I can finally practice in. And this shoot really let me see that I definitely need to practice. I felt so out of my element. It’s been so long since I’ve been in a studio. Also, the space is so small I didn’t know how else to direct the model. The lighting part was ok, it was more the conceptual side that had me stumped.
Here is a little preview. When I have more of them edited I’ll post them but right now I have to concentrate on finishing editing a wedding that I shot last weekend.
I’m gonna miss her..