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Fashion Week!!!!

I learnt so much from 3 days of shooting at Fashion week.

Fashion Week!!!!

I learnt so much from 3 days of shooting at Fashion week.

  • #1 -Photographers can be very territorial, ie, That's my spot- didn't you see my tripod/tape/lenscap, bag/case/shoes, There????
  • #2 -Whilst Shooting at shows, don't be intimidated- you know your Camera, you know self, you know why you're there! & what type of publication you're shooting for!
  • #3, -DO take advice from photogs who seem genuinely concerned why your shots aren't coming out correctly, especially when they have the same brand camera as you.
  • #4,-Using a Flash does NOT necessarily give you the best images in a darkened room & it really does disturb the other Photogs settings & shots. Lower your F-Stop, Lower your shutter speed- but not too low unless you're using a tripod, Up your ISO- 1600 is your friend.
  • #5 -Feel free to make direct eye contact with the model during her walk she WILL give you the shot at the end of the runway.
  • #6 - Don't be afraid of running back stage if you didn't get the shot of the Finale Dress/Piece, it's worth it in the end & you might get some brilliant backstage shots! the models don't care if they are half naked!

comments (2)

Didn't shoot at Fashion week in February for the 1st time in 3 years, cutbacks at our usual photo agency sad. Catwalk shots is an art form. Takes a while to get used to it but seems you picked up quite a lot.

Get to shows very early to mark your spot. Make sure you leave space for the house photographer though smile Even it ain't properly marked, it's a free for all spot.
Always say this, NEVER EVER shoot catwalk with flash.
The more shows you cover the easier it gets smile
Lyndah Wells: Thanks for the extra tips, looking forward to shooting this November 09. So pleased i will finally get ALL my expenses covered this year;-)
Thanks for the tips. Especially for 1, 2, 5 and 6.

I think flash might be useful here for some very slight fill-in just to avoid certain shadows in the eyes, though high ISO is still needed. I did it already for shooting dance shows.
Lyndah Wells: you can try & shoot withyour flash BUT It might annoy other photogs next to you who aren't shooting with flash and also depending on the length of the runway it may not reach the models face.
Better to fill in if needed by PP

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