Whilst we can extol the virtues of having now invested in more than £2,000 worth of professional lighting, we would like to say that is was not always like this…
Our early foray into shooting Pin Up and Burlesque styles had us utilise a set of double Builders lights, on a tripod, from a Hardware outlet that cost us around £25.
The Lights ran very hot and so gave little scope for modification or control. We did, however, manage to rig a sort of diffuser in front of them to avoid really harsh shadows.
Needless to say this was one of the few shoots we have done where the model, clearly used to more professional set ups, was clearly not impressed. Despite her initial ice cool reception she did dig deep to work and produce some fine poses.
The video below does much more justice to the shoot and just shows how with a little ingenuity one can ‘beef up’ the whole output to represent something cool and worthwhile.
All we say to budding creatives. Go with the flow, work within the means of what you can afford, but above all get out there and Just Do It! You will be amazed at what you can create.
From time to time we like to invite friends over for a fun shoot. Have a look at this extended episode to see some shots from such a day.
The stockings in question are Cervin Fully Fashioned Nylons with a delightful Lurex seam down the back.
They look like RHT Nylons from the side,
And Black Foots from the bottom. But they pair up very nicely with a classic pair of Louboutin Office Court shoes.
Now add some rubber into the mix, worn by our good friend Helen Ryder.
Who knows how to strike a cheeky pose…
And also add her own brand of humour into the mix for what was to be a great ‘cheesecake’ photoshoot.
Most of our models have so much fun that they end up coming back for more and over time become good pals. Shoots are always a laugh, but the intent is on producing something that pops and stimulates the visual senses…and always with a dash of Nylon!
We had the opportunity of shooting a delightful alternative girl who was 4 months pregnant. We wanted to create something out of the ordinary that included Nylon…
And also celebrate a forthcoming Mother who had a cool radical style…
As always, my Wife was on hand to deal with all aspects of styling and helping the model to feel comfortable and nurtured, whilst I covered off the technical aspects of the high key shoot and captured the moment. I have since showcased a few key pictures from this set at select Exhibitions under the title of ‘The Bump’.