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Brave Soul Knitwear for Whispering Smith

Brave Soul Knitwear for Whispering Smith
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FergalBrady October 09, 2021
Love this girl what a stunning picture 📸
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iancartwright November 06, 2022
Kind of you to say. She is a professional model but she was chosen by my client. From an agency in Manchester, UK, I guess.
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Behind The Lens

The photo was part of a fashion shoot for Manchester's Whispering Smith in the small town of Altrincham in Cheshire, UK.
It was taken at around 3 pm on a March day which had the full gamut of spring weather, sunny one moment, then snowing another.
The light was very soft as the sky was overcast.
Nikon D300 1/500th with a Nikkor 80-200mm at f3.5.
This was one of many fashion shots for Whispering Smith's Brave Soul brand taken with 2 female models, 2 male models, a designer/art director, an assistant, a hairdresser and a make-up artist. My job was to photograph the garments on the models in interesting places, working in 2 locations in the town, one urban, the other around a lake.
Post processing was kept to basic optimisation.
In my camera bag
My bag can be carried or fitted with wheels, which can be useful as I rarely work with an assistant. I usually have a tripod or sometimes a monopod because I believe the most likely cause of failure is camera shake. I usually like to use long lenses for model shots for the perspective and ability to separate the background, so I have an 80-200mm Nikon f 2.8 zoom. I also have a 28 to105mm f3.5 to f4.5 as well as, probably my most used lens, an 18 to 50mm f2.8. I have a spare body and 2 flash guns, remote trigger and diffuser.
On a fashion shoot with lots of garments to get through, it is essential that you are prepared to go with whatever weather and lighting presents itself, and adapt accordingly. The challenge is to still come up with amazing images whatever.

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