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Portrait Project – 15/52

This weekend I had another opportunity to take portraits of fashion models at an event. It was at Hustle&Scout twilight fashion market, at the Forage, in Canberra. The difference to the ‘traditional’ fashion event was, these models were draped in food. Working together with make up artists, hair stylists and stylist they created different themes to ‘dress’ the models in seasonal local produce (fruits and vegetables), and baked goods, like bread.

The styling and all the behind-the-scene prep before the photo shoot was done right there on the floor in front of us the public, so we could witness how they created the look from the beginning to end.



I did not get the chance to see the final look of everyone, because I had only limited time and there were still many things to see around there. From high-end vintage clothing,  to accessories and other fashion items, all by Australian designers were featured there. It’s a shoppers/fashionista paradise.

There were other models in the building, wearing real clothes this time, who rocked the vintage look and looking gorgeous while walking amongst us mere mortals.

vintage lounge - Hustle&Scout, The forage

I love the challenge of taking portraits at an event such as this one. There were many people at the event, I had to carefully time my shot so that my subjects could stay as the main focus, not blocked by anyone, and sharp. This means I had to maintain the shutter speed fast to get the shot. The lighting was not consistent in the venue, so I set my ISO setting to ISO Auto. It kept me from fiddling around and changing ISO every time the lighting changed.

This really was a great event. I’m looking forward for the next one. Click here to see other photos of the Forage.


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Portrait Project – 13/52

This week’s portraits were not really my usual cup of tea. I mean, yes, I do portraits photography, but I do more of lifestyle photography; candid photos in an events or taking portraits in an event, where the fashion or what the people are wearing is not really the focus of the photographs.

This weekend, there was an opportunity to take portrait of real models. What’s more interesting was the fact that the models were acting like mannequins and uniformly made up ‘mannequin-like’ in their black short bob and cherry red lipsticks (excluding the male models). This fashion event, ‘Guardians of Style’, was a part of winter fashion campaign for Canberra Centre. There were several fashion show at the Canberra Centre all weekend, and right after these shows, the models would walk to several designated spots inside the Canberra Centre to stop and pose mannequin-like. They had to stand very very still, minimise their blinking frequency (I assumed), moved in choreographed pose with no smile, zero engagement, and stiff expression.

It was an interesting experience, I gotta say. There was no expression to capture as they were all looked (almost) expression less with no emotions. Fashion had to be the focus of the photographs.

I’ve never taken photographs of real models before, so it was a real treat.





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