Behind the Scenes

BTS: Folklore Editorial Preview

Folklore: BTS Fashion Editorial from Christina Lazar-Schuler on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Aaron Richard Jay of 'Jaywalking' for this amazing behind the scenes video! We're hoping to share the final editorial still images very soon in a publication near you...

Creative Team includes:

  • Photographer: Christina Lazar-Schuler
  • Video: Aaron Richard Jay
  • MUAH: Jordan King
  • Stylist: Amanda Karaca
  • Models: Naomi West and Aly Cheese - Charles Stuart International Models
  • Photo Asst: Aislinn Fall

BTS: Look Book shoot with Daub+Design

A few weeks ago, I got a great email from a previous client and was thrilled to be asked to shoot the Daub and Design's Look Book again. Daub and Design specializes in hand dyed, one-of-a-kind fabrics and the gorgeous F/W 2013-2014 look book features designer Lexi's luxurious leggings, famous seamless panties and fashionable scarves. The colour palette of the daub+design line of sophisticated casual wear is gorgeous, rich and suprising with punches of colour and contrast that beg to be noticed.

During our shoot, I cranked off over 1000 photos in about 5 hours shooting 4 models in about 10-12 looks each and about 20+ images for each look. Do the math, that is a LOT of shooting lol... So with me being very occupied behind the lens ;) I'm happy to share some BTS photos taken by the lovely Sarah Mulder, who BTW graciously provided jewelry for the shoot. I'm compiling a video of some of my favorites from the day and will be posting that very soon. In the meantime here are some BTS photos for you to enjoy.


technical patience | richmond fashion photographer

I absolutely hate it when technical issues come up on a shoot... yesterday was such a day. Our instructors at Langara [where i'm taking the Commercial Photography Program] often tell us that most of our time as photographers is spent 'trouble shooting' a photo session. Trouble shooting can mean anything from wrangling your photo subject(s), lighting in difficult indoor/outdoor situations, working in a limited amount of time, camera failures, strobe and small strobe failures, weather, etc... Well yesterday certainly tested my patience and trouble shooting abilities :/

Nothing... and i mean nothing makes me crazier than when my flashes don't cooperate. I'm firing away and poof, no flash, no pop, no light. In a studio environment, I can't even explain how much that sucks. It sucks - hard. It causes delays, makes me feel flustered and makes me seem inept in my view - even though technical equipment failures are out of my control. I mean really, if you change out your small strobe batteries, switch out the batteries on your triggers, switch from a fully charged power pack to another fully charged power pack what more can you do but hope and pray, each time you press the shutter release, that your irritatingly tempermental flash will fire? Um yup... there was a lot of cursing and praying at the same time last night LOL!

I have to thank Christie Romanowski and MUA Mariana Padilla for their patience last night as my 580ex canon flash decided to take a siesta periodically through our twice rescheduled beauty shoot. They were the picture [grin] of patience and understanding. Christie in particular was a real trooper, holding poses through two sometimes five shots waiting for my tempermental flash to fire. Thanks chickie - you were awesome.

Anyways... I love being a photographer. I love the creative aspect of coming up with the idea of the shoot, the wardrobe selection, the accessorizing process - really I love it all. I'm so NOT a fan of unhappy, misbehaving equipment.

In the end the pictures look great. Christie looks beautiful, elegant and saucy in the photos ;) The lighting was good [when it worked] and overall I'm pleased with the shoot.

Next is the editing [see screenshot below], but right now? I'm going outside into the garden to curse and bury my 580ex in the flowerbed.