Thursday, December 6, 2007

Fashion

Things I learned from my first fashion shoot...

Having an idea and vision, experienced models willing to do anything you ask, lots of time, an assistant, hot chocolate for those models, music for models to listen to, someone who actually knows something about womens fashion, knowing people who own a laundry mat, leaving your car running so models can sit in it and stay warm, taping your strobes to flash stands so they don't fall off and hit concrete... twice, something (or someone) to hold your flash stands so they don't blow over in the wind... twice, pocket wizards, and most importantly reflectors are the most useful tool you can have besides your camera.

The first time i shot fashion for my lighting class, my pictures were complete crap, so for my lighting final i gave it one more shot with a lot more passion and determination not to suck, here are the pictures i got. The theme was vintage fashion. Let me know what you think.







12 comments:

Dustin Finkelstein said...

Dude, I'm incredibly impressed by the top two. Beautiful models and wonderful color composition. One question: how are you getting such nice sizes and colors in your blog photos. I've tried making my images SRGB, but nothing seems to work.

William DeShazer said...

I really dig the last one with the yellow shoes and the yellow basket...Very cool.

Thomas Simonetti said...

These are sweet.

kohl threlkeld said...

Dustin,

Thanks for the compliments. As far as the size goes, i upload my pics to flickr and link them from there. flickr gives you more room to host bigger pics. I also had to edit the size of my blog in HTML. It sounds complicated, but it was really easy. As far as color, its just trial and error, these look a lot flatter on my blog than they did on my computer. Sometimes you have to over tone the pictures in photoshop to get them to look halfway decent online. These particular pictures were really vivid to begin with though. If you want more expli nation on the HTML or flickr thing let me know, i can tel lyou exactly what code i changed if you want. BTW, sorry i missed you in ATL, hope you had fun.

Elizabeth Lauer said...

Please shoot seniors this summer...you'll make millions with your hot chocolate, tape and wit. Really...do it.

Rush Jagoe said...

I love the lighting in the first one and body language in the last the most.

Rush Jagoe said...

fine kohl... i finally started posting again. stay on my ass and i might keep posting. peace bud. btw, im moving in with pip in a few weeks. adios.

brYan said...

i agree with will - last has it all, composition + attitude + light + environment. I too picked up on the yellow-on-yellow. All very nice, last frame rocks tho. Very graphic and a new look to your style. I'm impressed.

Brad said...

Kohl,
I found your site through Rush. I did a small workshop with him this week in Evarts, Ky.

Nice stuff. I'll be coming back.

Britney said...

Kohl,

I met you at mountain workshop, found your blog through rush.

I love that last one with the yellow shoes.

-Britney

brYan said...

It's now January 10 and time for a new post! Show us what you've been doing ...

Daniel Berman said...

Hi Kohl,

I am a SportsShooter member and even though this comment is coming 2 months after a post, I really enjoyed your final image. The body language, composition, use of color and even the background is great. Front to back cool shot.

Best,

Daniel Berman