Tallinn Fashion Week 2014 subtleties.

Keep it secret, keep it safe. October 2014.

Keep it secret, keep it safe. October 2014.

Sharing couple of thoughts about shooting at Tallinn Fashion Week 23.-26. October 2014. Photographically speaking shooting catwalk models walking in spotligh on dark backround is not just exercise in contrast. Its also keeping subtle black details visible on black backrounds without loosing those highlighted skintones. Mainly exercise on exposure and dynamic range. One important tip to remember here – know your cameras sensor limits on dynamic range and set your exposure accordingly. This is one of the few things where you are in charge.

On the turning away. October 2015

On the turning away. October 2014.

Dont forget choosing your own viewpoint (if it is possible) …

Stay focused. October 2014.

Stay focused. October 2014.

… and choose composition that conveys your intention.

Black on black. October 2014.

Black on black. October 2014.

Good lighting is always your best friend helping to reveal contours and texture.

See no evil. October 2014.

See no evil. October 2014.

Here it comes again – black fur on black backround with blonde hair.

See no evil. Detail. October 2014

See no evil. Detail. October 2014.

Even with white eyes.

Devil in details. october 2014.

Devil in details. October 2014.

Whitch leads us to white subtle details on spotlight. We know it is even harder to get details and textures back from overexposured areas.

Devil in details. Detail. October 2014.

Devil in details. Detail. October 2014.

No mistakes allowed on exposure again because every fabric has plenty of those subtle details.

Walking cats. October 2014.

Walking cats. October 2014.

So thank you and goodbye Tallinn Fashion Week with over 30 models and over 120 meter long catwalk stage in The Seaplane Hangars.

Shot with Nikon D750, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2,8G ED VR II, Nikkor 300MM F4D IF-ED AF-S.

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