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Jaclyn, a local dress designer, wanted me to take some images of dresses her clients have purchased with the odd choice of theme: "Seven Deadly Sins" (the ladies below are her customers). I agreed - knowing that the final images will be edited by a graphic artist putting the ladies into some exotic settings. I borrowed a friends garage for this shoot - adding a charcoal grey background, as requested by Jaclyn. We set up the lighting in the style that Jaclyn felt appropriate for what she wanted (basically, key light long softbox camera left, 3x4 foot fill camera right, and a kicker camera right behind the model).
The gown material Jaclyn used was a shot silk taffeta with black on one direction of the weave. This damask style of weaving yields different tonalities depending upon the angles of the lighting and can create a difference between the camera recording and the visual impress when you eye looks at the cloth.
1.The light reflection of the taffeta (although not overpowering) can be seen in the upper right of this image:
2.This pair shows how the black thread can overpower the crimson. Some painting on a layer added some strategic colour
3. Depending on the image, both BW or colour seem to work:
4. Depending on the image, both BW or colour seem to work:
5. Jaclyn did everything, costume, hair and makeup. Venessa is actually on her side - thus the neckless which I missed:
6. Chiffon - which does not display the colour effect of the shot silk taffeta: