My job as fashion photographer in London is not as easy and glamourous as most of you may think.

Most of the fashion shoots are sky high piles of challenges that I am expected to overcome. That’s why my clients are paying me money, right? They don’t want to hear that weather was bad, the light wasn’t perfect or that model came to the shoot straight from dentist.

However once in a while that perfect shoot when everything effortlessly falls into place just happens, and one of those shoots I want to write about today.

I was hired by girls from Manifattura Donna to shoot collection of evening and wedding dresses. We shot on beautiful location just around the corner from Royal Albert Hall. Weather was fantastic throughout the day (very unusual in London).

When booking a model I’m always looking for someone with a dance or drama background, because they always add that extra dimension when it comes to posing and expressions, and our model Kasia was everything that fashion photographer could wish for.

We have shot for six hours using number of lighting techniques that I will shortly describe under every image. It rarely happens that more than one image from a shoot ends up in my portfolio but this ones were just too hard to resist.

 

Fashion Photography London. Model on balcony.

Direct sunlight diffused by large scrim panel.

 

Fashion Photography London. Bridal fashion.

Ambient room light (large windows) mixed with strobe (Elinchrom Quadra + 180cm octa)

 

Fashion Photography London. Bridal fashion.

Daylight from the shadow side of the building through really dirty window.

 

Fashion Photography London. Bridal fashion.

Large (120cm x 200cm) reflector held by assistant.

 

Fashion Photography London. Lady in black mask.

Scrim + reflector

 

Classy Fashion Photography London

Scrim + reflector

 

Stylish Fashion Photography London

Scrim + reflector

 

Edgy Fashion Photography London

Direct setting sun light through open window.

 

Fashion Photography London. Classy elegant street fashion.

Cool light of dusk mixed with strobe (Elinchrom Quadra + 180cm octa).

 

Chic and Sophisticated Fashion Photography London

Cool light of dusk mixed with strobe (Elinchrom Quadra + 180cm octa).

 

That’s it for today. As usual please ask questions and leave comments.

See you soon,

Jarek