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I do have a lot of different ongoing projects, from photographing crying kids in kinder garden, high fashion in Denmark, magazine portraits more or less known people in Norway and stone bricks in private gardens. This weekend I shot a fashion show, “Dans oppå bordet”, at one of Trondheims many malls, Solsiden Senter where the mall showed of clothes and accessories from their various stores and some inspirational hair cuts that was done by the two hairdressers, OK Frisører A/S and Sjakk Matt Frisør. I can’t remember all the stores that were represented, but after some searching on the web I found the following; Namasté, BikBok, Dressmann, Vila, Høyer Solsiden, Chantal, Ilse Jackobsen and Match Man/Woman.
It was said that it was sixty models from both Trend Models and DP Models in addition to co-workers at the different stores walking down the catwalk that afternoon. Solsiden Senter had also asked Pia Haraldsen, a woman famous for …, to host their show. Guest artist Mugi Nhozi from Dropout Musical with dancers from Let’s Dance performed a rap / song from a musical soon to be played in Trondheim. As a grand finale Tore Johansen also sang a tune for us. For me he is best known as Gjertrud form The Julekalender.
Liked the Dropout Musical-tune? Found it on Vimeo
Photographing the backstage
Some technical stuff
Rumors has it that hair dressers, make-up artists and models started working at six o’clock Saturday morning, a bit to early even for me to start photographing. Showing up at half past nine there was still quite a lot of action in the make-up room with hair dressers doing some amazing big hair-styles. Both female and male models had their faces painted with make-up. The make-up- and hair-room had dark, brown walls, lit with dim, fluorescent light and had some big windows with daylight shining through on one side. Not the optimized conditions for a photographer wanting to work with available / natural lighting considering the two different color temperatures. In these conditions one should consider what is the main light falling on the subjects faces and adjust for that. If you have better time you can neutralize the either one of the two temperatures, but with the time aspect and amount of files the costumer wanted, I didn’t have time for that.
In the lounge area, the canteen for employees at Solsiden Senter, I found the most interesting situations where my subjects (models), were in the beginning a bit skeptical towards me running around with two fairly big cameras taking photos, but after a few hours got a bit more relaxed.
Speaking of equipment, I brought both my Nikon D700 and Nikon D800, the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 and the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII. The D700 I brought mainly because with a BL-4 battery I can have a decent FPS at the catwalk, the D800 in combination with the 35mm is what I mainly use whenever photographing whatever. The 35mm has a fairly big aperture in combination with decent quality at high ISO on the D800 I can shoot in low / poor light conditions but still preserving the details. It might be that I should have opened the aperture a third to a half of a stop more and shot at ISO640. Knowing my equipment colors in the higher range of ISO has a tendency to become quite strange. The telephoto is also great for shooting documentary, at a distance, if you don’t want your subjects knowing they are being photographed. And as I typed that last sentence I felt that I was leaning towards becoming a sleezy paparazzi photographer with dirty intentions. That’s not the fact, but if you want to photograph something happening without having to stage everything, a telephoto is a nice tool. You are also as a photographer quite far out of anyones comfort zone and they can carry on with whatever they do.
Photographinc the catwalk
I’ve been shooting fashion shows / catwalk for quite a while now. The first experience was for Runway Passport at Oslo Fashion Week where I learned that FPS combined with a decent wide aperture, fast auto focus, a telephoto lens with a stable platform was the best combination for getting the shots decent shots of the models. When it came to lighting that day, Solsiden Senter has huge rooftop windows letting daylight inside the shopping mall providing a lot of light in the open areas. This catwalk was built with the end of below the second floor giving the photographers some problems adjusting the exposure when the models were just at the end of the catwalk. I decided to have most of my shots taken in the open area and fire of some bursts with my D800 in the low light, overbuilt end of the catwalk. If you are for some reason shooting catwalk, a tip is to find out where the models stops and turns are. They are different from each show. If you are so lucky to get to talk to the choreographer he or she can tell you, but a main rule is to look at the first one or two models and figure out what their routines are.
Another tip is to figure out the exposure and white balance. You might consider being on the faster side of 1/125 seconds to get the sharpest images and an aperture around f/3.5 to f4 to isolate each models. If you trust your auto focus system you can always shoot at the widest aperture keeping in mind what unwanted effects in the photos that will give you, such as vignetting and not that sharp subjects. White balance is quite easy now days. A great tip is to set your camera in LiveView Mode, hit the WB-button and run through the temperature from 2500K to the highest kelvin using the LiveView screen to match the ambient light. If you are shooting runways that are lit by tungsten lighting you might also ask the light rigger, but mainly those lights are around 2750K.
Luckily the same show was set up two times that day, one at one show o’clock and one show at three o’clock. That gave me the opportunity to shoot the catwalk from two different angles getting the shots I didn’t get at the end of the catwalk. Getting some close ups of Pia Haraldsen, Mugi Nhozi and Tore Johansen.
The following gallery consists of all the shots I did this weekend from the fashion show.
Siste del av fashion-opptaket mitt med Lisa B. Holden for denne gang. Bildene er tatt i forbindelse med H2-Akademiets eksamensoppgave på frisørlinja. Hår, sminke og klær er ordnet av . Ta gjerne en titt på for mer inspirasjon rundt mote og fashion.
Ellers er tilbakemeldingen fra Trend Models, som bistår med de fleste modellene jeg bruker, veldig fin. De har brukt mange av bildene jeg har tatt av modellene deres. Det er verd å ta seg en tur innom sida deres, ikke bare for å se bildene mine, men også andre fotografers arbeid.
Nå blir det en kjapp middag før turen går til Rick’s Café i Trondheim for å fotografere Start HiSTs semesterlige arrangement, Gründerlounge. På programmet står Håvard Utheim som konferansier, Entrepenørskolen fra NTNU skal i tillegg til Harald Kjeldstad fra Siva og Atmel fra Silicon Valley stå for forelesningene og som litt ekstra underholdning er Orkdalsbandet Irresistible kjent fra X-Factor 2010 opptre.
Her er del to av fashion-opptaket jeg hadde med Lisa B. Holden i forbindelse med Susanne Amalie Nilsens eksamensoppgave på H2-Akademiet.
Her er et portrett jeg tok av Lisa B. Holden i forbindelse med Susanne Amalie Nilsens eksamensoppgave på H2-Akademiet. Temaet for oppgaven hennes var “Monument” hvor hun har brukt noen av bildene jeg hadde fra før som inspirasjon, krøllet håret til Lisa og lagt på sorte fjær på øyelokkene.
Tidligere i dag var jeg å fotograferte Tripod både i studio og ute på location og straks skal jeg på Byhaven og fotografere sminking av modeller til Crash klokken 21 i kveld. Tripod spilte på Blæst under So Fucking What! Grunge Tribute somv var et arrangement til hyllest av Grunge-musikken på nitti-tallet. I morgen skal jeg til Granåsveien og fotografere et rehabilitert fabrikkbygg på oppdrag fra Logg for så å skyte bilder til en digital montasje-oppgave på skolen. Travel helg sa du?som skal være på