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The 1950’s Shoot at Elle Jé Studio

As a commercial photographer it is all too easy to get engrossed in your commissioned work and not allocate enough time for your own creative work.  It is also very easy to discuss the need to be creative but not put into action.  With all this in mind it was time that I allocated some quality time to add images to my own portfolio and equally as important find the time to work on a project with two of my dear photographer friends, Rob Inglis and John Perring.  Between us we decided upon two themes, the 1950’s and glamour Hollywood style.


The shoot was to take place in my studio, Elle Je Photography Studio based in Whatton-in-the-Vale.

The fun began with collecting items that were vintage 50’s, charity shops and car boots were visited and needless to say own wardrobes ransacked.  We used pinterest as a communal “mood board” to throw ideas together.

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On the Sunday the models, Polly Wilkinson, Rachel Draper, Emma Dalby and Samantha Stanbridge arrived along with Amy Wilkinson the make-up artist.  The studio was a buzz as we set to work preparing the lighting, costumes and overall look.

The infinity cove was a huge success with the full-length shots and the black backdrop enabled moody and dramatic looks to be created.

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The studio is perfectly equipped to set-up a minimum of 3 backdrops at one time with the hi-glide system covering all of the “shooting” space.  The lights and softboxes used in this shoot were 2 x 500watt Bowens with reflectors lighting the back of the infinity cove and two strip softboxes with 500watt lights for the subject.  A softbox was used as the key light for the black backdrop with a backlight bouncing onto the models hair.

 

The laughter and chatter was an indication of the fun all were having, what a great way to spend a Sunday.

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If you are looking for a studio to hire then contact Lesley on 07790016535

Would you like your portrait taking for that special gift or special occasion? contact Lesley on 07790016535 or email lesley@elleje.com

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