Fashionscape: Overview and Post-Production – Part 1

In this chapter and the next Karl does an overview of each of the images from this course and some of the post-production work done on each of the images taken as well as giving you a little look into his thoughts on the shoots and the final results.


  1. Why didnt you speak to Matteo Robert and just CGI the background and composite the model shot in a studio. You do know Matteo is king of CGI animation from 10 years ago! You advocate CGi and doom of photography so why all the fussing about ?

  2. Thanks Karl. Fashion, of course, has to have strong impact and be immediate, to grab attention. An exaggeration of reality I suppose. Pictures with lots of pop with a backdrop of deep and dark moods. Fantastic.

  3. I think the pictures are stunning, and more so that they are captured in one hit, and not Photoshop composites. Flashlight is artificial light however. Have you ever been brave enough to do a shoot like this and only use natural light and mirrors and reflectors? Now that would be impressive and truly authentic as all the light would be as natural as the landscape itself ?

    1. Hi David, thank you for your kind comments. For this type of dramatic fashion photography, for me it is the flash lighting that gives it the edge and the dynamic. Natural light only definitely has it’s place but it just doesn’t look quite as edgy. Yes you could use reflectors and bounce sunlight back in to the shadows but you don’t always have the control. One problem with fashion work is that often the models can find it hard on the eyes with the glare from a reflector and you don’t get that problem with flash. Also if you think about it light from a reflector isn’t really naturally there either :). For examples of natural light work with reflectors see the natural light portrait course in the portrait section. Cheers Karl.

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