Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a foam model to style clothing, part of Product Photography for Clothes and Textiles.
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…In this next segment, I'd like to introduce you to…the benefits of using a posable foam model for garment styling.…There's a lot of advantages to this over some of the other methods of posing.…Most particularly since you can manipulate the model into…different positions, you get the benefits of photography on…figure without the expenses of a model and then…as soon as you get a model in the studio…you usually need hair, and makeup people and the expenses just mount.…Where a posable foam mannequin like this, this size cost less than $100.…
You can find them at interestingly enough, a flooring manufacturer.…Soft and Safe Floor makes one almost identical to this.…When we initially purchased this, it did come with a head.…We did a headectomy in order to make it more workable…for some of the garment styling we're going to do.…And I'll show you why we cut this out the way…we did, as soon as we get the the garment on figure.…But its posability is one of the things I like,…the other advantage of it too, is when you're not…
In this course, commercial photographer Konrad Eek explores the creative and technical decisions involved in photographing textiles. After introducing basics, such as ironing and folding, the course explores a variety of shooting scenarios, including photographing a garment on a slant board or against a wall, a blanket draped on a chair, and a stack of clothing. Konrad demonstrates basic lighting techniques as well as more advanced ones, such as using a cookie (also called a gobo or cuculoris) to cast dramatic shadows. The course concludes with a brief overview of the Adobe Photoshop post-processing often involved in textile photography.