Photography – especially fashion photography – thrives on experimentation. It’s how we push artistic boundaries and keep things fresh and exciting. So, when our friend and amazing model, Karah Linn, said she wanted to do an artistic, shadowy shoot, we were thrilled to stretch out a bit and try some new things. This gave us an opportunity to get some very different pictures from the wedding dress editorial that we shot with Karah earlier this year. And it gave us a chance to get some haunting images for our editorial portfolio.
Fashion photography is risky and dangerous
We love expanding our horizons and playing with new techniques. There’s always a new story to tell and new ways to tell it. That’s how fashion stays fresh and relevant. So, for this shoot, we took some risks. And we were excited by the results. (It doesn’t hurt that we got to work with an amazingly talented model.)
Shadows make a photograph mysterious
Long exposure for blurred portraits
Blur is something that most photographers try to avoid. It’s all about crisp, sharp pictures. But photographers like Paolo Roversi have built careers in fashion photography around a style that includes the subtle blur of a long exposure. We experimented with different shutter speeds and different combinations of ambient light and flash to achieve different amounts of blur through the body movement, mixed with areas of sharpness. The results are unrepeatable and unpredictable, beautiful and haunting — everything that fashion photography should be.
Thank you to Karah for being our muse on this shoot.
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