Saturday, October 8, 2011

On-Campus Fashion Shoot 2011

Like every year now, October brings an on-campus fashion shoot with my students at San Diego Mesa College. Last year we worked with Fashion Photography students from City College. my friend and photography professor, and other professional photographers shot our models, generously provided by San Diego Model Management.

This semester I was stumped since Siobhan is off with her baby girl and there is no fashion photography class. I decided to allow one student from our groups to BE the photographer. Turns out it worked great.

The challenge is to create an editorial fashion spread based on a concept that I provided. We use the same themes every year and they are always so different! The concepts:
1. Focus on the Fit
2. Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
3. In Living Color
4. Skater Girl
5. Take Back the Night
6. Hippie Chic
7. Organic Beauty

The 7 groups will design and print portfolio-quality two-page spreads with a headline, subhead, captions, and crew credits in addition to fabulous fashion shots. I’ll keep you posted!

Among the impressive ideas this year were:
  • Two groups brought their own models.
  • Three groups brought in a makeup artist.
  • One group had several vintage cars and trucks show up!
  • One recruited a dreadlocked youth on his way home from high school willing to model with our “skater girl.”
  • A student jumped in as a model and found she has a talent.
  • The fashion options were extensive and cool.

Here are some behind-the-scenes views of several of the simultaneous shoots on our campus.