Fashion Share- Sketches and Photo Shoots & Tips

Monday, March 14, 2016

 


Happy Monday everyone!

I hope all is well. I'm recovering from a weekend of sickness, and night shifts. Today was my day off and I'm back to work tomorrow.

Anyways I wanted to share a couple of sketches that I drew up while I was in fashion school. I forget for what class I did this for but here they are. 

I wish I had more time to draw, and learn more techniques so I can get better at it. 

I was so obsessed with pointy shoulders, boots and hats. I have no clue where I got the name "Sci-Fi Comfort." I clearly hit my head because the name was so corny!

The drawings were pretty fun to make, and they are the best that I've done... unfortunately for now)


I also wanted to share my favorite photo shoots from things I've made, and shot myself. I used a very intro level camera which was the Nikon D3000. I've since then upgraded, but I'm happy with these photographs because I couldn't afford a photographer for my portfolio class, so my fiance bought me this camera.

I then learned how to use a DSLR using YouTube and books.

Below is my first:
 I created the Jacket, and my classmate modeled it for me.

A few months past and I made this:
I used the same pattern, but a soft silky fabric for this jacket. I made a basic white cami, and pant set. A teacher let us use their motorcycle.

There are many more photo shoots in between but here are my last couple garments/photo shoots:


My Personal Tips 

Over the years I've gotten better, and I'm proud of how much better my photography has gotten. I'm no way a pro, but I do take my work seriously. I wanted to give a couple tips how how you can learn how to create and photograph your own garments:
  1. Be friendly, get to know your peers. They may end up being your models! Everyone I worked with were classmates/ former classmates/ co-workers.
  2. Practice with your camera, before you go out and photograph people, you need a lot of practice. I'm talking months to even a year. Learn to focus on items, maybe a park which has a lot of things you can focus on. 
  3. Learn to shoot RAW and manual. Especially shooting in RAW+JPEG. It can literally bring a photo from the dark.
  4. Watch a lot of YouTube Videos: FroknowsPhoto and DigitalRev are my favorite.
  5. Just have fun, create photo stories that you will look back on and smile at.
I hope this post helps someone learn how to use a camera. As you see from my first photo shoot from my last I've gotten better.  I hope that one day I'll be a super awesome photographer! I'm learning every day.

6 comments :

  1. Amazing post!! I love how you incorporated everything in together!! Very well done :)

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  2. Thank you for this post! I have a canon powershot SX510 and I've been waiting to upgrade since it doesn't shoot in RAW. I wish I realized that when I bought it before I took photo class lol Great tips! Also, your drawings are really really good! You should do something more with them! :)

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  3. Wow! How I wish I can make garments too. Thank you also for the photography tips. I took a photo class, but I somehow still end up using automatic because I become lazy. I admire you for continually improving on RAW photography. - Me-An Clemente of YogoandCream.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing your story your amazing don't ever forget it! XO

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  5. This is cool! I do need to start shooting raw or manual.. I get lazy that I got used to automatic settings.. ;)

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  6. I've had photography classes before and my photos are not even close to this ones. The clothes looks great btw! I think the last set is the best :)

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