It has been one week since I was at Melissa Rodwell’s Fashion Workshop, but it feels more like five minutes. I had a great time learning what is expected in today’s fashion world from photography and retouching to marketing. Melissa is the not only a great fashion photographer (www.melissarodwell.com), but the creator and author of www.fashionphotographyblog.com. Anyone who has watched the videos on her blog knows that she is very open and honest with her thoughts and opinions. I can say she just as great in person! I had plenty of chances to talk with her one on one during the workshop, but she even met with me earlier in the week to do an interview (which I will post as soon as I can)!
There are few more images that I would like to process and post on my blog, but it is taking me awhile because I am trying some new techniques that I learned at the workshop from David Skyler. David showed some great ways to help you improve retouching skin without losing it’s texture. I was very excited to have the image shown above chosen as the demo to be retouched by David himself. David also offers one on one retouching workshops if you need more guidance. The make-up artist for our shoot was Iris Moreau. Be sure to check out her website!
There were several talented photographers at this workshop which also added to my learning experience. I realized that I was shying away from what I really wanted in the shot– movement in the dress. It’s easy to do when you have someone like Mia of L.A. Models doing all sorts of beautiful movements that you forget to ask for anything. I was so mad at myself for missing the opportunity that I asked to shoot one more frame before the next outfit change even though we were running over on time. I think the answer would have been no if I hadn’t said “just one frame”.I told her what I wanted, told her I was ready, and got this shot.
To see some more behind the scenes shots from the workshop hosted at Smashbox Studios, click on the slideshow below.