What gear would I take out during a photo shoot? First, it depends very much on what type of gears are there in one’s arsenal. Different photographers have all kinds of lenses, camera and flash. From a fast lens to kit lens, wide to tele zoom… there are so many possible combination. It also depends on the style of shooting too… so since there are virtually hundreds of possible answer, I will share what gear that I use for the photos in this posting.
Lighting plays an important role in a fashion show. A well placed stage lighting creates a good ambiance and it’s easy for a photographer to shoot too. For me, I like shooting with available light… unless there is no other choice then I’ll usually fire flash to get good exposure. On the 1st of May, I was invited to a Private Fashion show by The Spring Mall, with clothing sponsored by Esprit, Benetton and Padini. Invited guest gets to get up close to the stage, while shoppers still can view the show from the 1st floor.
I simply love the organiser’s idea of putting up a cool photographer’s stand with an excellent distance from the stage. Prior to the event, I surveyed the distance from stage to the stand, and found out that my 85mm lens would be just perfect to do the job. There are 4 well placed floodlights (1 colour instead of the usual 6-7 colours), which will enable me to shoot without flash. Models walked with a rather fast pace, shutter speed has to be fast to freeze the models in frame. With ISO400, aperture set at f/1.8… freezing motion is not a problem. Metering is set to centre weight to get good exposure.
Of many fashion shows in Kuching so far, this is the best. Lots of clothings, good models, super nice stage and photographer’s stand, sweet backdrop and lovely lighting.
Please click on the the link below for each brand of clothing and large photos for easy viewing.