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Art to Wear Fashion Show


Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

Art To Wear Fashion Show

This was my first time shooting a fashion show. It was put on by North Carolina State University, the College of Design, and College of Textiles at the Reynolds Colosseum in Raleigh, NC. I enjoyed it, but I not totally please with my results. I didn't arrive with enough time to get prepared and acclimated to my surroundings. It all ran very quickly and before I realized it, I was in frantic do-or-die mode.

And While a had a very good camera kit (on-loan from Widner Creative), This is the first I've shot with a D2x at an event and I was not familiar with some of its image and color settings. I also decided early on to not exceed 400ISO, so even wide open I had a lot of blurry images to contend with. I attempted to incorporate slaved flashes which had mixed results.

I also found myself focusing too much on extreme focal lengths. I ended up shooting most everything very wide angle or very telephoto. And with each model, I tended to focus on them personally and their faces as apposed to their full outfits. I was able to go anywhere within the venue, some I should have camped fairly close and stuck with the 28-70mm.

But, lessons learned. I will be a lot more comfortable and prepared at the next show.

I shot with my F2 as well on a roll of 800-push Tri-X and 1600-push Delta, which I have yet to process. Those images will be up sometime next week.

Nikon 2Dx
Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 ED lens
Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 ED lens
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 ED lens
Nikon SB800 Speedlite flash
Nikon SB28DX Speedlite flash
Pocketwizards


Flickr photo set (19 images)

Full set at Photobucket (66 images)

2 comments:

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Great catwalk images.

--Matt Bamberg, Author http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Secrets-Create-Winning-Photographs/dp/1598639021

photorandi said...

great photographs, well done