Posts tagged Paris Fashion Week
How to Photograph Fashion Week

I’ve been going to fashion week for years, and I always see people making the same photographic mistakes season after season.

Last year I made a couple of videos containing tips on how to improve your fashion week photography.

The first is all about runway shows and how to get the best shots from the side of the catwalk rather than the photographers pit at the end. I’ve included various images that show you don’t necessarily need to be sitting front row to get interesting photos. 

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Choosing photos for my walls

Right people, I need your help. I've been living in my flat for a few months now, and the time has come to really start turning it into a home. The other day, I finally got round to putting some picture frames up on the walls. Trouble is, they don't have any photos in them!

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Inside Fashion Week

As I've previously posted (here, here and here), I attend Fashion Week every season to see what's hot, and also to support some of my designer friends. I always have a camera with me, so if I ever see something I like, I take a photo of it... this happens a lot during fashion week!

Aaaaaaanyway, I was having lunch with my friend Sasha Wilkins, of Liberty London Girl fame a couple of months back, and she suggested I should give my fashion week images some sort of showcase, and you know what, she was right!

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Olympus User Interview

The Autumn 2011 issue of Olympus User Magazine is out with an 6 page interview feature on yours truly, along with the cover image.

As many of you know, I use the E-PL1 as an everyday camera. I have it with me all the time, and in many ways it has replaced the camera in my iPhone. I recently started a Photo Diary to give me somewhere to put some of the images I shoot with it. I was chuffed to bits when I got a call from the editor of Olympus User, saying that he'd read in my article in Photo Professional magazine that I'm a lover of the small camera, and would I be interested in doing an interview with them.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

As a photographer, I take a lot of photos for work... obviously! Recently, I decided that I want to take more photos for myself, when I'm out and about. I've been using my iPhone a lot, with the associated hipster type apps, but I wanted something that was designed first and foremost as a camera.

So I needed a small camera. I looked at the multitude of options out there and came to the conclusion that it's pretty hard today to buy a rubbish camera. On that basis it pretty much comes down to taste... and my taste (especially lately) is very retro when it comes to my photography.

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Out : Paris Fashion Week AW11

So a week after finishing all 6 days of London, I re-joined the fashion circus in Paris, for 9 days of shows and exhibitions. Unlike London though, where I was there purely to see the shows for myself, at Paris I was shooting for New York based magazine, The Dirty Durty Diary.

I've always said my worst nightmare job would be in the pit at a fashion show, and after 9 days of it my opinion hasn't changed much. Pit photographers are quite territorial, and mark out there position and defend it to the death haha! I'm just too placid and laid back to fight for position. Plus, most of the central positions will be taken at least an hour before the start of the show, so if you're doing lots of shows, you'll never get in the middle. Thankfully, I've always preferred to shoot models from low, so sitting on the floor at the front worked well for me anyway... although I did often end up with a sore arse!

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