Advanced Techniques and Process 2B – Test Shoot 7

Outcome 1 

The aim of this task was to continue photographing the charity shop props in a fashion portrait style by working independently and collaboratively within a rented studio with an up coming model.

I met the aims of my task. I managed to capture the props infused with different clothing products to advertise them within a different style. I continued to light the background in a soft grey tone so that a catalogue style of image wasn’t portrayed. I situated the wardrobe changes in order to correspond with the props. I directed the model on how to pose and took initiative in to how she looked most natural and relaxed.
However my models make-up was to dark upon her face compared to her body, it wasn’t noticeable in person however within the images her face and body were different colours therefore i used the pen tool to draw around the darker skin area and then edited the levels in order to tone down the skin tone and match them together.

In conclusion i am happy with these images. I have managed to portray the props in different ways in order to appeal to different audiences, as well as this i have managed to develop working collaboratively as a photographer, directing fashion studio shoots.

In order to improve this shoot i would have liked to have been able to change the hair and make-up styles as well as the clothing throughout the shoot however this wasn’t possible due to having no make-up artist present. I can work on this by building up a larger client base and potential partnerships with make-up artists in the area by contacting them and updating my portfolio. I would have also liked to have mixed up different lighting styles/techniques however i felt rushed for time and was nervous about moving/changing the lights within the studio I rented as I didn’t want to damage them. This could have been dealt with if i had contacted the studio owner and asked for his help. I need to improve upon dealing with my nerves and also knowing what i want and how i want to light it when i’m doing a shoot.


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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; and visit my website;

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