So as promised, I finally started taking behind the scene photos. Well, not me exactly, but my lovely assistant and husband, JM.
Today, the Bathorium Team and a few lovely friends/models came together for a shoot at Shangri La Toronto. It was super fun, really relaxed and towards the end, it got a little slippery.
My approach to shoots like these are quite simple: the lifestyle is the foreground and the product is the background. It makes the images appear more natural and less salesy.
The behind the scene images were taken on a Fuji X-T20 on a kit lens, 18-55m. Today was the first time we used it, and we’re figuring out the kinks of the camera.
I wish I shot an image of a super, super clean room. When we go into the environment, we completely destroy it, but in a good way! In the following photos, you can see how we devoured the space with all of our props.
/ Let The Fun Begin
These first four images were the first shots of the day. There were only 4 people in the room in the beginning, so we thought to take advantage of the quietness. I will usually take a couple of frames and show them to the models so they know what they look like and adjust accordingly.
About 15 minutes later, the rest of the models and team arrived, making the head count to 8 people in a hotel room. That room got really hot, really fast. And at times, the light reflectors were used as fans. As you can see, I didn’t need to set up any lights. That room was so bright that the first few images were accidentally super over exposed.
/ Show + Snap
A lot of the times, I show what I’m looking for. Like the one on the bed below, I was trying to explain to the model, you want to pull her towards you and make sure your arms are straight, bent arms look really weird. In the chair one, I was testing it out, seeing if this would work. My fingers are creating a fake cup just as an FYI.
These last set of photos were done in this beautiful, white marble bathroom. Everything is super white and super bright! It makes taking photos so much easier than the other room and no colour balance needed!
I hope you like these behind the scenes. If there’s anything specific you’d like me to show you, holler and I’ll see what I can do! Coming up next: Mark McEwan’s super market behind the scenes. So stay tuned for that.