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Sinem In The House   

Another photo from the other day's shoot. Suby and I have been vigorously editing lovely Sinead's photographs since Wednesday. As difficult as it was to face my fears and step into the studio to work with a model, I have truly enjoyed the experience and the end result. I also am enjoying the post-processing immensely. Today's post is one of the five I have edited in the early hours of the morning.

When we create portfolios, Suby and I take utmost care to make the models feel at home. Obviously, numerous cups of coffee and biscuits is not all that we provide. We enjoy capturing each moment of the shoot so much so that we hardly do a shoot that takes less than five or six hours. In that time, our models have the chance to have at least four of five changes of clothes and experiment with a number of different looks and composition.

The day of the shoot starts with seeing what outfits the model has brought with them and seeing the range of looks he/she is happy to work with as well as giving us an idea of what kind of shots we expect to capture through the day. It is not all business though as we try to make the most of this initial introduction to get to know our model and put them at ease which is an essesntial factor if we are to get good shots for the next five to six hours. Unless you are Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista,  we know that it takes a huge amount of trust and confidence to step in front of a stranger's lens and switch yourself on, so we are prepared to take the time to get to know our models before we expect them to 'switch on'. Once the first outfit and make-up are sorted, we start the first session which generally tends to take a good two hours. Tucked in somewhere during the course of the day we take a lunch/snack break where we also get the chance to look through the shots from the first session.

The second session takes place either back in the studio or out on location, depending on the model's preference and the weather conditions. If it is a miserable day, we try to still capture some shots with natural daylight out in our garden. This lasts for another two hours after which we can look through the whole day's work and give our model the opportunity to pick the photographs they'd like for their portfolio. This process may take up to another hour, during which time Suby also enjoys processing a few shots just to give the model an idea of the style they are to expect.

Six hours or so later, our job is done. We are exhausted but happy to have completed a long day's work, looking forward to deliver the kind of shots a model would be proud to have in their portfolio. In most cases, by the time we get to the end of the shoot, we have made friends with our lovely models, hence we are willing to throw in a few extra shots. (Heck, if you bribe Sin with some chocolate, she is even delighted to create a slideshow of your portfolio photographs to put up on any model networking site.)

As our model leaves, it is back to work for us to carefully edit the selected photographs, maybe put a lslideshow together (remember: the key word is chocolate - lots of it!) and deliver the goods as soon as we can.

 

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Words & Photography by Sinem

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do...

Please also visit our other photoblog of fashion images by clicking on Suby & Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

Candy Girl

Subysphoto

Sinem In The House   

Another photo from the other day's shoot. Suby and I have been vigorously editing lovely Sinead's photographs since Wednesday. As difficult as it was to face my fears and step into the studio to work with a model, I have truly enjoyed the experience and the end result. I also am enjoying the post-processing immensely. Today's post is one of the five I have edited in the early hours of the morning.

When we create portfolios, Suby and I take utmost care to make the models feel at home. Obviously, numerous cups of coffee and biscuits is not all that we provide. We enjoy capturing each moment of the shoot so much so that we hardly do a shoot that takes less than five or six hours. In that time, our models have the chance to have at least four of five changes of clothes and experiment with a number of different looks and composition.

The day of the shoot starts with seeing what outfits the model has brought with them and seeing the range of looks he/she is happy to work with as well as giving us an idea of what kind of shots we expect to capture through the day. It is not all business though as we try to make the most of this initial introduction to get to know our model and put them at ease which is an essesntial factor if we are to get good shots for the next five to six hours. Unless you are Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista,  we know that it takes a huge amount of trust and confidence to step in front of a stranger's lens and switch yourself on, so we are prepared to take the time to get to know our models before we expect them to 'switch on'. Once the first outfit and make-up are sorted, we start the first session which generally tends to take a good two hours. Tucked in somewhere during the course of the day we take a lunch/snack break where we also get the chance to look through the shots from the first session.

The second session takes place either back in the studio or out on location, depending on the model's preference and the weather conditions. If it is a miserable day, we try to still capture some shots with natural daylight out in our garden. This lasts for another two hours after which we can look through the whole day's work and give our model the opportunity to pick the photographs they'd like for their portfolio. This process may take up to another hour, during which time Suby also enjoys processing a few shots just to give the model an idea of the style they are to expect.

Six hours or so later, our job is done. We are exhausted but happy to have completed a long day's work, looking forward to deliver the kind of shots a model would be proud to have in their portfolio. In most cases, by the time we get to the end of the shoot, we have made friends with our lovely models, hence we are willing to throw in a few extra shots. (Heck, if you bribe Sin with some chocolate, she is even delighted to create a slideshow of your portfolio photographs to put up on any model networking site.)

As our model leaves, it is back to work for us to carefully edit the selected photographs, maybe put a lslideshow together (remember: the key word is chocolate - lots of it!) and deliver the goods as soon as we can.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Words & Photography by Sinem

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do...

Please also visit our other photoblog of fashion images by clicking on Suby & Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (13)

  • The Subster
  • Upstairs in the Study, Milton Keynes, UK
  • 1 Jun 2007, 00:24
I have to say this again Sin, this is perharps one of the best shots of the whole shoot, you captured the essence of the model cause she wanted to have that wholesome All American Play girl look, hey her mentors are Pammy And Christina (blond) so I guess this was a well inspired capture. None of mine are as good as this shot sad

Congrats again to your continued sucessful foray into fashion photography, you just proving what I have always known, YOU ARE BRILLIANT smile

Love,

The Subster

P.s
Awesome words by the way
Sinem, honestly me not liking this as much as yesterdays. First, the edges of the model look kinda weird, it now looks like you shot this on a different background(which I am guessing you did) and pasted it onto a black background. If thats what you did then it should be less visibile to the eye.
Secondly, for some reason, my eyes where drawn away from pretty her face down to her hand holding her Jeans, I think that whole area around her hands and jeans looks pretty weird, not sure why but I am guessing its the angle. Lastly, I am not sure if she is standing or kneeling, I am pretty confused now..again I think this has to do with the angle. Sorry, dont mean to be over picky, but this is just what I see.
Suby & Sinem: Dotun, I may be new to studio shooting but not that new that I would change the background and do such a shoddy job and post that up and proudly own up to it. The shot was taken on a black backdrop so I have not cropped the subject from a different background. Are you familiar with tracksuits with white lines on the arms? That is what she was wearing, hence it is the white lines of the clothing visible to the eyes, not some shoddy crop and blend work.
Your eyes are meant to be drawn to the hands cause that is the other part of the photo I want the viewer to be drawn to, to see the attitude in the pose.
Finally, she is kneeling down; this is taken as a high-angle.
Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. Sinem
Your hard work and investment of time certainly pays off. You've captured a very playful mood here, with nice perspective and vivid color.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Red Pen. Perspective and colour were the two things I really wanted to focus on, glad you picked up on those. Sinem
Thank you for your wonderful work here, and for explaining what is involved in photographing models. I'm more comfortable shooting landscapes and nature in outdoor settings, and I've not yet ventured into the unknown...but your words give me an idea what it could be like.

Good work, Sinem! I offer my congratulations, as well!
Suby & Sinem: As I wrote yesterday I am very much more at ease with landscapes and streets as well (they don't talk back and you don't have to make them pose) so I am glad the fruits of my courageous labour are appreciated. smileThank you for the visit and the comment. Sinem
She looks very sassy. You captured her mood.
  • Ray
  • Thailand - home of Constitutional crises
  • 1 Jun 2007, 04:59
Studio shoots are certainly not part of my experience, so I am really enjoying your excellent descriptions of the event.

This is a very fine image, and expertly presented. I like yesterday's more though....for the stronger pose.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Jun 2007, 05:02
Since this kind of photography is way out of my league, Sinem, I must say that your explanation of the shoot is very educational! From what little I know...except for what my eyes SEE...this would match up with any pro's work anywhere. HA! Including Suby's. smile
I really like this shot. Studio photography is something that I have on my radar ( I still have a lot to learn of the basics) I am sure it's exciting , trust me I be asking you guys loads of questions.
REAL ART
I really love the perspective and the pose, the colors work nice with it, and yes you have captured a lovely model here, nice post-processing too!! great great work Sinem. As for the description of the shoot that is how it goes,tehre is no other way to get this kind of photograph, both photogrpaher and model need to be at ease!!! I recognize the 5-6 hours, however I have to admit that I tend to need another set of inspiration to do the post-processing, maybe the chocolate is key there, need to find myself a bribe too smile
Suby & Sinem: Thank you for your encouraging comments, Patrick. Coming form a master, they are very much appreciated smile *dances around the living room with a goofy expression* Oh yeah, chocolate very much does it for me; and possibly the green enthusiasm of a newbie to see the end results of her shots smile Sinem
go Sin... loving the eyes on this one!
Candy girl indeed.
Sinem, Bravo !! Me han gustado éste par de fotos de las muchachas. Buen trabajo.

Sinem, Bravo! I have liked this one pair of photos of the girls. Good work.

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