Karina Formal Gown Shoot – Savage Sedona Crushed Muslin
Sometimes it’s difficult for me to describe the exact type of shoot I’m envisioning for a particular client. Moody? Artistic? Beautiful? Timeless? Elegant? Maybe it’s all of the above. 🙂 For this shoot, I was going for a highly artistic and elegant formal gown shoot, stylized in a way that will bring out the artistic beauty of both the model and the backdrop. I often times see crushed muslin backdrops used in a more traditional setting such as High School yearbook photos, or standard corporate headshots. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Sometimes breaking the rules is what’s best, and in this case, with a bit of a pre-planned vision with post-processing/editing and formal styling in mind, I wanted to showcase a muslin backdrop in a more elegant and artistic setting.
In this series, I shot model Karina (@karina.artista) in front of the Sedona Red Crushed Muslin Backdrop from Savage Universal. To compliment the shot, I went with a formal dress that was Burgundy to really compliment the red undertones of the background. I knew that I would be applying some artistic color-grading in post, so these were shot with a softer feathered Octobox, along with additional fill lights to illuminate the background. This was a similar lighting setup and process used in my Bridal Gown series with model Sadaf in front of the Milano (light gray) background. That series was shot in front of a hand-painted muslin. I found that even this less expensive crushed muslin yielded fantastic results that I’m extremely pleased with. Please see the entire series below, and feel free to add a comment if you have any questions. Enjoy!
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