- First, you decide where and lock your framing (I frequently use a tripod, I will tell you why later).
- 2nd, you explain to your model/ dancer what you wish to do with the dress and fabric… the general form it will have, the amount of space it will take in your frame and so on…
- I then suggest the type of pose or movement, the direction where she or he has to look, and where the body has to go.
- Now you should have at least 2 poses or movement to work with… you can start rehearsing with the dress in movement or fabric. If you are working with a few assistants, rehearsing is necessary to find the perfect timing.
- Check your lighting, and make it right.
People often ask me what type of Fabric I use. I cannot decide for you… The length and weight of the fabric won’t give you the same “look”. It’s a matter of taste. If you want crease-free fabrics, use polyester and nylon based fabrics… Cotton-based fabrics can be lighter but you will have a lot of work in post if you wish a clean, wrinkle-free fabric in your shot. I don’t bother them, I hated when it is too clean, too perfect. Again this is up to you. I prefer using lighter fabrics indoors because they fly more and are easy to manipulate.