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Starting fashion photography?

Starting fashion photography?
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Copyright: Karo Kendimian (yerevantsi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 80 N: 171] (859)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-14
Categories: Artwork, Experimental
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, @ ISO 1600
Exposure: f/2, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-06 8:48
Viewed: 4541
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kevork Shadoyan (a stylist/modelist) is a friend of mine who had a commercial show at Hotel Marriott Armenia. I was there to do some fashion photography. I had no prior idea of the lighting conditions and thought there would be some professional podium light sets. So I have arrived early to find the show will take place in the restaurant hall with no good lighting.
All I could do was just use the grimmage/dressing room with incadecent ceiling lighting and get use of my f/1.8 and ISO1600 :) Hehe
I have used the built-in flash for some shots, but preferred the flashless ones.
This was my first experience working with pro models (they're cool and perfect to work with.)

Here is Ani in this picture: one of the best models I ever met. We had a couple of minutes to do the shooting. She was calm and responsive and helped me get good results.

As you may guess I shooted in Tv mode to avoid camera shake but still get maximum possible exposure time.

The day was rich with new experiences for me.
I was short on resources (time, equipment, available light, media storage 1GB, etc), but the whole session was quite enjoyable.

Thanks Kev for the opportunity!

To visit Kevork Shadoyan's website please click here.

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  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-03-06 10:51]
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Hi Garo; nice story and nice to share it with us.
Together with the picture I can understand the fun and troubles you had. I like this posture and the looking of your model; skin on shoulder is a bit to bright, but you know that, I guess. Her white skin arms make a nice zigzag in the frame and the angle of her head is just great in it.
I'm not familiar with this kind of pictures, but I just wanted to tell that I like it.
Thanks Garo.

(I only give points if there are still less than 500; hope you understand)

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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-03-06 11:13]

a masterpiece Garo, and the photo also ;-))

Great start Garo, good model, good pose and interesting photo. You burnt the skin on the shoulder with your lighting and I think you should have given her a bit more colour - bit more saturation
very good attempt


A very good work

Hi garo,
Nice capture and presentation. I also did a workshop for you usuing 'Soft-Light Filter' and a selective franming and would like to know as to what you thought.

Beautiful Lady, beautiful pose.
Good captured, but around the eyes could have been lighter ?

good start of fashion photography
i like it
very beautiful model and good composed and sharp shot
congratulations with the start
im curious to the next model u shoot!

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  • pemi71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 501 W: 13 N: 58] (2673)
  • [2007-06-14 10:26]

Garo ,
Very nice portrait, I like the expression of your model, composition, colours
Uhh... I forget, your model is pretty.


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