Basic catwalk steps.

Colors, Colors. March 2013.

Colors, Colors. March 2013.

After five years of shooting catwalk models I can say that I learned a lesson or two (maybe five). First – you are so glad you are doing it. Exited to be on the event taking photographs – pure fun.
Second – you starting to look at your photographs or even comparing them to others.
Third – you starting working seriously with technical skills to catch up with the others. Ton of hard work and practice. Probably adding more suitable cameras, lenses, flashes.

Fashion is Back in Town. March 2013.

Fashion is Back in Tallinn. March 2013.

Fashion is Back in Town. (detail) March 2013.

Fashion is Back in Town. (detail) March 2013.

Fourth – feeling good again – getting every single pixel out of your equipment as you needed them to be.
Fifth – feeling surprisingly bored by yourself. Starting to find the creative way out of the routine:

Looking for different detail shots.

Small Steps, Long Legs. March 2013.

Small Steps, Long Legs. March 2013.

Small Steps, Long Legs (detail). March 2013.

Small Steps, Long Legs (detail). March 2013.

Trying different framing options.

The Spring is in the Air. March 2013.

The Spring is in the Air. March 2013.

Experimenting with different viewing angle and space compression of longer focal lenght.

Small Steps, Short Legs. March 2013.

Small Steps, Short Legs. March 2013.

Putting the roll of film into camera.

Looking Back. March 2013 (KODAK PORTRA 400).

Looking Back. March 2013 (KODAK PORTRA 400).

Sixth lesson – …

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