Abandoned – Avant-Garde Photoshoot – Hat Designer

Our cover shoot was planned some time ago but had to be changed at the very last minute, due to a number of different factors. So, we had to come up with an alternative design pretty quickly. The winning model Donna, from our Model Academy was booked, as was Mandy Elizabeth for makeup and Creativus Imago Photography studio, which hosted the shoot.
Janice from ‘House of Charles’ had been busy making an incredible hat for us to use, so we based the shoot around this masterpiece.

We knew we wanted a slightly Avant-garde and different look from the usual autumn scene and we thought of an all-white and cream image. We already had the dress and simply added a sheet to drape around the model, which matched it perfectly in colour. This added more volume and flow to the costume.

We had already planned to use the new, high key, white window set at Creativus and with lots of strands of ivy from the garden, sprayed white the day before, we had our props and costume. The various shades of white, cream and green of the ivy were left as we liked the look of it, once we saw it threaded through the window of the set and around Donna.

Jane Kelly was our photographer and she worked with a variety of four different lights with soft boxes to soften and light the background. They were turned on and off to create different shots. There were also two further lights placed on each side at the front, to give a really high key white. You can see more of this shoot on our website and check out our youtube channel.

Equipment used: Nikon D610, ISO 125, 24-85mm Nikon Lens,1/160





Photographer: Jane Kelly

Makeup Artist:  Mandy Elizabeth
Model:  Donna Scott
Studio:  Creativus Imago Photography Studio
Styling:  Jan Davidson & Jane Kelly
Hat:  House of Charles



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