Asian Bride Fashion Show

So I attended the National Asian Wedding show in October at London’s Excel Centre.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had previously attended the Asian Bride Live Expo at the beginning of the year.

Well this year was definitely different, they had a proper catwalk and loads of press. I had tried to get a press pass beforehand but since I dont do photography professionally I couldnt obtain one. Anywhoo entered the catwalk as a member of the public and walked past the press stand and simply asked if I could sit at the end (had mt Leica around my neck which made me look more the part) and the usher said thats fine. Whoop whoop

Managed to network with a few of the photographers, some who were professionals and some who were enthusiasts, even got me a few tipsnon how to photograph a fashion show as I had never really done one like this before. The photographer told me to capture the model just as they take a step or just after. Which is more difficult than it seems.

Here’s some pics I took of the fashion show…would love feedback.

One key tip id say is research the hell out of the fashion designers, their brands, the models etc and tag them in your shots, even the makeup artists, the shoe sponsors to the event organisers. on my instagram page I managed to find a lot of the models and extra sponsors who liked my work and opens me up to their networks which as a new photographer, I could always do with 😉

All about BTS

I love shooting Behind The Scenes (BTS) shots.  You often have to act fast and think quickly to get the most out of the time you have.  One should see an yet be unseen, hear and yet be unheard.

The selection of shots I’ve posted here were taken at various different events, film set, event stage and rehearsal studio.  I usually like taking BTS shots in black and white as there is normally low lighting and using a flash sometimes is prohibited.  In the edit you can usually remove any graininess (if that’s even a word but I think you all know what I mean!) and can make the image more crisper by modifying contrast and tones.  I think shooting in black and white creates that ‘exclusive’ and ‘unseen’ feel.

I believe when taking BTS shots one should capture the moments, feelings, mood and the action of the particular situation. Proper Mi5 stealth mode stuff! (Maybe that’s why I like it so much) 🙂

It helps to have a tripod because of the low lighting, but you can easily find something to rest the camera on if you don’t have a tripod.  Close ups work well but wide shots also capture more of the scene so have fun and see what works best for the shot.

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I love the lighting and the detail of the guitar in this image

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I just love this because I love hip hop!
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This was part of Charlie Sloth’s BBC iPlayer ‘Rap Up’ series with Craig David and Big Narstie.

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I like the detailing in this shot

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