Welcome to LaMode's swim month this is the first shoot of four editorials that I will be posting over November. The swimwear used, will be a commination of new and established brands from here in Australia and around the globe.
To kick it all off the first editorial was shot in Sydney at Redleaf beach, Double Bay. Click on the link for more info.
The team I had was amazing as you will see in the story below. When you are are working on a shoot it's all about the the team it's not just about the photographer or the model.
If the crew on set don't pull there weight and help the photographer, things can fade very quickly. In saying that having a clear concept and idea before shoot day is very important........... many hours of prep go into a shoot even before the first frame. When I was shooting my swim book "Surface to Soul" there were a few times I would arrive on set and have a quick look around and go " Lets shoot there".......but that comes with experience and having a clear vision and photographic style.
The last thing I would also like to mention is just because you have a digital camera that doesn't make you a professional photographer. It takes years of shooting to become good at your art. I think back to the days I use to shoot film, most of the time I would use a medium format camera which would give you 10 frames per roll if you were shooting 120 film. Now a days I hear story's of photographers shooting hundreds of frames till they think they have it. Again it's all about planning and a having a clear concept and vision!!!!
I hope my last comment hasn't stirred up a few pigeons as I know it may do.
Just remember when you go to the beach this summer Bold is Always Better.
Stylist: Jessica Chan
Make-up and Hair: Connie G
Assistant: Erin Carroll
Bold is Always Better
That Stripe One Piece, Ripcurl
That Strip One Piece, Ripcurl
Gypsy Bikini, Billabong.
Twisted Wave Print Bikini, Missoni.
Twisted Floral Bikini, Missoni.
Here's a little bonus shoot that I decided to slip in before my swim month starting next week!!!!
The Wonderland story was shot around the time LaMode magazine was born ....yes..... three and a half months ago time goes quick doesn't it? It's a commination of techno coloured clothes with a dash of black and white. My team on the day did amazing job of holding everything together and I am more than happy with how the shoot was laid out in the magazine. Unlike "LaMode"....... Most Magazine is available for purchase on Mag Cloud......which is what I am hoping to do with LaMode next year all going well.
Check out a few of the behind the scenes shots after the story.
Stylist: Kathryn Blom
Make-up and Hair: Connie G
Model: Emmaliana@Debut Management
Assistant: Nick Ryall
Behind the scenes of Wonderland
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog style format, or what I would like to call a blogZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with it's editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader with our point of view.
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