My first fashion shoot is booked into the studio on the 17th April, so I needed to have a think about putting my ideas of the style, poses etc I want into some sort of formal document (as you would do for a client, similar to Pips Client brief paper) First thing was to sort out a model so I contacted Kelly, Kelly had modelled for me during my level 2 NCFE course with great success, I was to have kelly modelling some jeans similar to the Calvin Klein Jeans adverts:
The studio setup I was initially want is a single light with barn doors and honeycomb to channel the light in a particular area, it will be a hard direct light creating hash shadows on the background, Kelly (Fully clothed) will be positioned right in front of the background to emphasise this effect, a reflector will be used to fill in some of the shadow areas on Kelly.
I decided to have a look around at other photographers etc for some work and poses similar to what I wanted:
This is one of Rankin's high key fashion shots, obviously Kelly won't be this overexposed. I like this shot very simple single light coming from the right, the model right up against the background producing a clearly defined shadow thus creating depth in the image, I will be using this technique in my fashion theme although I probably won't be converting to black and white. it looks like Rankin has used a medium telephoto possibly zoomed out to around 80 - 100mm for this image which has the effect of slimming the subject, The format the image is portrayed is not the original aspect of a standard DSLR, which could suggest that he is using a medium format camera, or he could have just cropped it to that size.
Here is a layout drawing I did to formalise my ideas (I'm a bit rusty on my drawing, more practice needed)