Fashion photography classes in Tokyo: Shiho, the model, DJ & designer
I was out yesterday doing the first shoot with two guys who've signed up for the intro to fashion photography course I'm doing here in Tokyo.
I don't really tend to shoot a lot on these classes with my own camera; I shoot a few with student's cameras as it's good to give them some ideas and better to prove something can be done with their gear and not mine.
But… as Shiho and I haven't shot with each other before, I took the chance on the final setup of the day to shoot 10 or 20 frames for myself.
Yesterday's class was all about using ambient light only andand had previously scouted a bunch of locations, some of which we used and some we didn't.
Over the course we cover some fashion photography history, location scouting, ambient-only shooting, ambient with flash [both location shoots] and then flash in the studio.
Shiho came out yesterday with Masako, a model I have worked with a few times. My youngest daughter also came along. Ami's almost 10 years old. She likes modelling and including her in the mix gave the fellas the challenge of working with a child and [in shots where Ami was paired with Masako] where there is a big height differential between the two subjects.
Lots of great shots from Jeff and Andrew, which I will be working up into some magazine layouts soon. I look forward to seeing their shots but from what I saw on the camera LCDs, they got some great stuff yesterday.
Gear and processing on these shots of mine?
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED IF
In Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro3 [all done in about 5-6mins]
Photo Stylizer [setting no.1]: lightens skin and pumps red
Darken-Lighten Centre to do a little extra lightening to the face and drop the background brightness a little.
Cross Process to a slightly blue tone but not on the skin.
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