I'm surrounded by models but not taking many pictures
, a huge exception came along - Imagez Camera Club
decided to run a mini fashion show to try some live-fire techniques.
The event was a big success; it could be tweaked a little, but for a first attempt it went very well. This kind of shooting is hard work - and that's not to say our evening was anything like as challenging as working at a real fashion show. But it really does require knowing your camera, knowing your skills and being able to think fast and try different things at zero notice. I shot The Alt Collective fashion show middle of last year (some pictures included in my photo round-up of 2009
) and even armed with that experience I still had a very high reject rate. (It's also convinced me that I need a stack of new lenses.) I hope all of our members managed to adjust to the event and get something out of it. In fairness, I did end up cheating and threw a couple of speedlites up on sticks in the end. But I think everyone enjoyed the chance to shoot something a bit different.
Despite the presence of lights and models, my involvement in the setup was almost nil. In fact, I mostly just took pictures. Quite blissful really.
So here's a quick run through of the models and my highlight pictures (the backgrounds are crappy - unfortunate limits of the hall, shooting angle, lighting, photographer... :) ):
Jennie:( More under the cut.Collapse )