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      06-01-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hello all,

later today ill be taking some pictures for a friend, the pictures are not to concentrate on the model but the clothing as its for her uni work.

do people have any tips to get that perfect shot please or links to some handy video.

thank you very much for the help
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      06-01-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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for portraits, i shoot vertical and shoot lots. Then sit on my laptop and screen them for the best one.
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      06-01-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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rodi does a lot of photography of fashion, models, etc, so I would ask him.

Lighting and posing will be key.
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make it clear that it is about the product, not the model. the model becomes the clothes and the product becomes the model. pose your product/clothes first, and then frame.

and if you show the model's face, it should match the mood of the product.
there are no tips for the perfect shot. i'm sorry.

sorry this post is so late and doesn't help with your shoot. let us know how it went. and post 'em up!
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had a nightmare to be fair, this was my first time taking pictures of a person/clothes.

i got told i would have a white background and some lightening.... got to my friends house and had a cream wall and a lamp shade....

so i tried my best with little i had....

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yeah, to be quite honest, that doesn't look good.
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yeah, to be quite honest, that doesn't look good.
yep i had a merr (nightmare) lol
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you stood her too close to the wall!

stand her further away and use bounce flash so it doesn't leave a shadow, which distract people.

If you have one on camera flash and an off camera flash, place the off camera flash away from the frame, pointing at the wall, so when you fire off your flash, both the model and the wall is lit properly, adjust flash compensation to +1 to +2 on the off camera flash to make sure that the distance from the wall to your camera is compensated (since it is further away than the model). And don't be afraid to throw on some more flash! Indoor lighting is The Suck without proper lighting from you.
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similar to the previous post, even with a cream wall, if you have a spare flash, you can over expose the wall just enough that it doesn't hurt the picture, but you can turn the wall white all the same.

So, you'll sort of have a home made white wall background, but in reality it wasn't.

and definitely move her further from the wall to get rid of shadows *place flashes high, so shadows go low and out of picture*

this is my limited experience, i'm still learning.
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Photo 1 don't shoot at such a low angle, it makes the model fat. Either shoot at shoulder height or ask the model to turn to the side. Yes, the shot is about the product but still you want to make it look attractive on a model.
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Even with the horrible lighting and cream wall, your WB is wayyy off, you can do that in PP or in camera.
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Even with the horrible lighting and cream wall, your WB is wayyy off, you can do that in PP or in camera.
Yeah, Adobe Camera RAW helps a lot.

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I used to model and the best tip I can give you is make sure the model feels comfortable... you can have the best looking model out there, best background/setting, equipment, etc. but if she's not comfortable you won't get the shot that you both want.
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Is that a tranny? That photo is not flattering at all if it isn't.

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