Fashion-Photography Workshop with Duncan Blum

On Saturday, 04.27.2013 and Sunday, 04.28.2013 I attended a Fashion Photography Workshop at Winterthur. The workshop was held in the Viewfinder Center.

In this workshop, I have very special happy, because it was directed by Duncan Blum, a renowned fashion photographer. The workshop lasted two days. Saturday morning started with a theoretical introduction Duncan in the fashion world. With impressions of many different well-known fashion photographer, he showed us that behind every fashion photography a story lies. Every picture has its own story. Inspiration and origin.

In the afternoon came the female model now. Sira Topic. She works at home and abroad as a fashion model and was among other things, known for the film “The Missen massacre” and will in the coming Swiss film “Attention ready WK” take over the lead role. We were on Saturday afternoon various light settings recreate in the studio. The main message from Duncan Blum was: Less is more …

On Sunday we worked us a little storyboard for an editorial. Our theme was: Paradise! Adam and Eve … The results speak for themselves thoroughly. Originally there were to be eight pictures. Man and woman know each other, are happy … seduction. Then the apple comes into play, which are isolation, loneliness follows. The images were shot outdoor, each with a flashlight. A hard light.

I’ve learned a lot this weekend. Especially in the area of the discovery story, I realized that every image needs a story. This is one of the keys for good pictures.

To the website of ViewFinder Center: Link

To the website of Duncan Blum: Link 

To the website of Sira Topic: Link