Shoot: Black Backdrop for Accessories
And I think that this is looking pretty much how I want it to look, but we're going to add a couple of things here to this scenario. And this is where things get complicated. Now, if I were just making a dress out of fabric, then I could be like, "Okay, strike a pose." And then she'll be like, you know like whatever you would normally do, obviously, and then we could be done. I could just take the fabric and, like I said, photograph the fabric in different ways. But I want to make this an artistic picture, as I have embarrassingly claimed. And so we're going to do this in several pieces. And I'm going to explain why we're doing this in so many pieces, okay? So one of the reasons is because we've got this fabric and it, it could go with the rest of the scene. The candles and the veil that we're going to bring in, but I want you to imagine that we've got this fabric here and I'm gonna put this over your head eventually. And if we've got the fabric and the dress all moving all over the pl...
ace, what if I don't like the veil in one shot, but I do like the dress underneath in another shot? I would rather have the pieces of the dress separately, the veil separately, and then try to get it all together. If it works all together, great. If it doesn't, I want each individual piece to be able to add in later. So, I'm going to do this separately. And the first thing I want to do is get our main pose. Which is going to be really simple, cause I just need you to hold some candles and just stare out the window. So it's going to be really easy. So I'll have you just, the candles are all broken and weird. I'm going to have you hold those candles. Perfect. Oh my god, they're so weird. Okay. Just try to hold them together, if you can. You can hold it higher up, if you want, also. Yeah. Okay. And I'm not even lighting them yet, because we're going to try not to catch everything on fire at the moment, so we're going to keep them unlit first. And you can come straight onto me. Good. And then just direct your gaze out the window. Perfect. And I'm going to have you close your eyes even, as long as you don't get dizzy closing your eyes. Some people do and it's really hard to stand still closing your eyes. Great! Got it. Okay. So we've got our main shot, and this is going to be the shot that everything gets built off of. Now, I'm going to add the veil just to see if we can get everything going at once. So this is going to be weird, cause it's like really gross and heavy and odd, but here you go. Aww, you're married. Okay. So this is going to be the next shot that I'm going to get and I'm just letting this fabric come off to the side. And we're gonna just poof that down there. Okay. There we go. And let's have you take your arms out of this, and that way we won't catch anything on fire. Yeah, I like this. Okay, does anyone have a lighter? Thank you. And I'm gonna light these candles and your job is don't catch anything on fire. I should have inspected my candles. And we have hair that's like burning now, and now it's going to stink. Yuck. Come on. I have often lit candles later on in Photoshop, so if that's what you need to do, then that's what you need to do. But I think that is, it's really nice to have it practically done in camera one, because then you don't have to fake anything, but also because it's going to add a little glow to our subject. (laughs) These poor candles. Yeah, that's right. Just get rid of that dinky one and that's perfect. Oh, that's good. Yeah. Okay. We've got this. So let's do one more shot here looking out the window, and can you bring them any closer without catching yourself on fire? Perfect. Okay. Good. Yeah, I like how this is looking. Okay. Fantastic. So we've got, oh, they kind of went apart, yeah. I'm gonna, hold on, let me just kinda (laughs) There we go. Good? Okay. (laughs) These poor candles. Can you hold them a little bit lower for me? Yeah, that's it. That's exactly right. And I'm just focusing on the hands right now. Perfect. Okay. So I'm going to probably use this as my main shot. Just looking at it, seeing how it's going. So let's blow those candles out. Okay, I'm gonna do it. She was like, "I'm not responsible." Yeah, there we go. Okay. I'm gonna take them from you, but now we need to get all of these extra shots. This is gonna be our room. Thank you. (laughs) And so what I want you to do is just take this veil and if you can, just flick it out that way a little bit. You can take one little step over to the side. There we go. That way it doesn't go off onto the white or anything like that because this is transparent. So, we cannot afford to have this on a white or busy background or anything like that. It's okay if I switch my distance a little bit to accommodate this because my focus isn't shifting and the background will not change in this picture, so this will all stay the same. So I can move back to get that fabric. I'm just going to refocus. And whenever you're ready, I'm ready to capture the fabric. Perfect. Good. And let's do one more. Grand! I like it. Okay, well you know what? I love how it's falling behind you. Would you take another step over that way? Yep. I can't use left and right, because I just don't understand things, but perfect. Okay, I love how that was falling on you. So now let's go ahead and remove the veil and in fact, you can even remove the fabric, if you can do that in a decent way. (laughs) Oh, I'll come unclip you as well. Oh good, the clip was the easy part. Okay. I'm like holding it up in case you need a, okay good. So now if you wouldn't mind just assisting me for a second here, I'm going to have you just take this and fling it up that way and bring it back to your body a little bit. So there you go. I usually hold it from a corner, just so that there's more fabric moving outward. Okay. Yep, go that way with it to start. And I'll let you know when. Okay, perfect. Yep, got it. And just keep going. Good. And I'm just going to get a bunch of images here. That was a good one. Okay. Okay, and now out toward me. Oh, that was really good though. Okay. Oh, these are nice. And I actually think the reason is because the fabric is quite heavy, so it's falling really, really well without any wrinkles. And then out to that side, so if you would step a little bit over toward the window. Good. Yep. And it's important that you get it from all angles like this so that the lighting remains consistent. You have to make sure to really move from one side to the next and cover all the ground that you think you're going to need to cover. Great. Okay, we definitely got that. That looks really awesome. So we've got the veil, let's just go through a little check list. We've got the veil, we've got the fabric, we've got our subject, the candles were lit. I think we have everything that we need, so let's move on to our miniature scene.