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17 March 2012

Fashion Photography Workshop

Just over a week ago I taught a fashion photography workshop for my second year photography students. They had originally said to me that they would like to work with an experienced model in the studio, with guidance about lighting/poses etc, so I planned a day workshop with the lovely Jess.
To start the day off Jess had her hair and make up done and we organised clothing that we had borrowed from the fashion students. The rest of the day was split up into individual and group slots for the students to experiment together and for me to demonstrate, as well as individual shoots to photograph a particular idea they wanted for their current project. Also the next day with them I went through editing techniques that they could use.
The day was a success and I am so thankful to Jess for being a wonderfully patient model with them and modelling so well for the wide range of ideas. It was great for me to combine my love for teaching with my love for fashion photography and this is something I will definitely do again soon!
Above is a photograph I took of Jess in between the shoots, it was great to have a model in front of my camera again =)

Exploring Exhibitions

Yesterday our college groups went on a trip to London to visit a few different exhibitions. I organised for us to go to the Paolo Roversi exhibition first which I absolutely loved & am so glad I went to, as well as this we all visited the Tate Modern, V&A, Science Museum & Natural History Musuem.
I say this every time I go but I really must make more effort to get down to London to see exhibitions, it is always inspiring to see other peoples work and a fun day out!

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10 March 2012

Textile Experimentation

This week has been quite interesting for me at work, I was asked to do extra hours to cover lecturers that were off sick so I found myself with textiles students as well as 3D students another day.
I don't have much experience with other forms of art, apart from when I done art & textiles for my GCSE's, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. It was a great experience learning more about what they do and incorporating it into my photography. With both groups we took advantage of this and spent some time photographing the pieces they have been making. Above are a couple of examples of some of the textiles students work, photographed outside as well as in the studio.

(Textured material by Katie Edwards, Skirt by Rosie Mallinson-Beedie)

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