Fashion Days Zurich


Ok, If taking my camera to this show wasn't a quick crash course in speed settings, ISO settings and aperture, I don't know what was. Here are a couple of my favorites (even if they aren't perfect)! I plan to sit down and analyze what went wrong and what went right (there was way more wrong in all of the photos) and then share some of my findings soon!

114 comments:

Mr. Paparazzo said...

I like fashion shows. Unfortunately they are very rare here.
I like these photos. What is wrong with the others?
I also use a D90, let me know if I can help you in anything.

*Simply Colette* said...

They look great! So jealous.. hope you had a great time!

xo,
nicolette

M said...

Isn't it SO HARD to shoot the fashion shows?! I had such trouble getting good pictures at NY Fashion Week! But you did a great job!! Very cool designs here and I look forward to seeing MORE!!!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

NYC In Photographs said...

I love the composition of the first photo! Very nice!

Barbara said...

that light looks so tricky!! anyway they turned out pretty nice

Erika said...

Wow! To be honest, you look like a pro - these are some of the best photographs I have ever seen taken at a fashion show. Like something straight out of a magazine!! :)

Chuzai Living said...

I think you did a great job! I'm so jealous that you had a chance to go to a fashion show in Zurich! It looks so cool!!

FASHION ICE said...

love the 2nd shot

Living like Laree said...

ooh looking forward to hearing

Sunny & Star said...

You are lucky. I've never even gotten to attend a fashion show. I'm so jealous.

Nikki said...

*sigh* I want long legs...

I laughed at your holiday cup comment. Every one really is talking about them. We must not have much to get excited about these days ;)

Islandia Lane said...

ah, yes, the fun part of the DSLR! ;-)

fun feeling of being there in these pics though! awesome you get to be a part of it.

Cornflake said...

Wow, looks like you had fun! So much to learn from cameras, hey!

Molly said...

I'm much more into composition than all that ISO stuff (probably because I don't understand it AT ALL).
And I love the composition of that top picture. It is awesome.

Whora said...

Løøøøv it.

x W

design traveller said...

Fashion shows are difficult. Everyting happens very fast, even the light changes... to take good photos it's better to change position frequently (so each one is different) and be a little bit cheeky. Technical issues are very important, it takes a lot of experience with so much contrast. I like the first photo, it's very dynamic, but I always prefer to see models face. Did you use flash?

Kelly said...

You did a great job!!!!
The first one is amazing!
Btw thank you very very much for your comment!
Hope you like my blog as well and follow me back!

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Iole said...

stopping by, to say hi. lovely blog. come to visit mine.
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elizabeth s. said...

I still like the photos you added! I understand the troubles of trying to adjust your camera settings while you're in the middle of trying to take pictures.. you did a nice job!

xx

e.

fai said...

but i love all of them. not easy to take a good picture from runway.

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Jess said...

Wow, what an experience! I have a hard time with moving subjects, I bet it was difficult to focus your shots and still get the composition that you wanted?

OneCraftyFox said...

Luvs!! Have a fabulous weekend!

Haven and Home said...

So cool you were there shooting!

Li said...

can't take my eyes off the shade of orange - brilliant, xx

Croatian_Latina said...

I agree, when I went to a fashion show here, it was difficult to capture a good photo. But these two you selected are great. The first photo you captured the model as she was walking (that must not be easy as they walk quite fast! ) wish I had her legs. second photo I like that the audience was captured in the background.

gleenn said...

These are lovely photos. I'd love to take photos of a fashion show too. :)

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Niki said...

OH, thank you so much! I've taken all the pictures on my blog:)

mila said...

So gorgeous!! I'm jealous of you getting to be there...:) I LOVE the clothes!

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Erica said...

Oh I love these! And I love your analytical spirit too, its always so important to find ways for improvement. But I must say that I find these images quite beautiful. :)

Flora said...

I freak out a little bit whenever I'm in a dark place and I am trying to take photos. I don't like using the flash and I am still figuring out the settings on my DSLR.

Flora

ABIGAIL NY said...

I see what you mean about the lighting, but in time you'll get great pictures 'cause the second picture is nice!!!

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Jen said...

it was a learning experience so that is great in any case for you :) I have plenty of mishaps. lol, but anyway, these are pretty cool, I have never been to a fashion show.

Kaleido Mind said...

I hope you had a great time!!! Great photos nonetheless;)

pixelhazard said...

wow you did a great job. you need to give me a lesson, eveyone always looks liek a blur in my photos

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shade of whim said...

regardless, you did an excellent job! the pictures are beautiful! :)

Betta sp said...

nice shot. it's very nice picture

Cupcake said...

You're too hard on yourself - they look great! Thanks for the post (and thanks for following today too xo)
cupcake

DilaanD said...

nice blog :D

BlackLOG said...

The Nikon's sure have great low light ability, which is the reason why I switched over from the dark side ….canon!. when I went SLR digital…..

I think you are being a bit harsh on yourself, the pictures are great.

If you are finding that some of your other shots have gone a bit orange when you crank up the ISO (or is that down) you can try playing around with the White Balance, set the WB on a cool setting which should get the shot back to a more natural colour.

One thing to remember there is no such thing as the perfect I often find the shot that other people like are not necessary the ones that I rate. Once you put your pictures out there wave goodbye to artistic control….

Kelle Dame said...

Sooo jealous!! These images are amazing! I almost feel like I'm there :)

Ans said...

STILL PRETTY IMPRESSIVE!!!
XOXO

DilaanD said...

ohh thanks sweetie <3 :D

Natalie said...

I really like the orange/red colour in the second picture, i want a coat in that exact colour.

peace

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Cpt Pownzor said...

great photos that would be quite an experience

diana kang said...

jealous!!

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Debby said...

I bet you had a great time! xo

Biana said...

Your crash course worked though. I love it even I you think it's not perfect. :)

Niki said...

I love the last photo!

Carla said...

These look great to me.. You look like a pro to me. Carla

JaninaJulia said...

ja das sind auch die schönsten finde ich :)

chrischaos said...

great photos, i never knew it took this much to get a good photo.

Sarah said...

great pictures!

Becca. said...

love all the photos, and the outfits are gorgeous too!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Marta said...

i wish i were there as well!

Holly said...

i love the second one! but i hear ya on the camera stuff. ive had a killer camera for a year now and still havent read the manual. grr!!

Becca. said...

love love love the last photo!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Nemerae said...

Love the orange one!!! :)
xx

Princess Feef said...

lucky u =D
loved the 1st pic <3

DilaanD said...

Thanks sweet! :D Did u have a great weenend? (:

DilaanD said...

fun to hear :D

Thanks dear ;* <3

urban muser said...

cool shots!

JaninaJulia said...

yes its the word for cool, its the majority ;)
ja es ist wirklich schwer eine gute winterjacke zu finden, finde ich!
grüße :)

Chokelate said...

I can imagine it must be very difficult to photograph during shows, you have to be very quick! Though I do like the first picture, it captures the energy of the model well.

Kacia said...

How exciting for you to get to go to this. Hope you got to enjoy it!

Kacia

jessica whitley said...

you did a great job taking these photos in my opinion! love it xx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

That orange outfit is lovely! Perfect for this time of year. I love it!

Melanie said...

So awesome! I'd love to go to a fashion show!

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KcomeKarolina said...

looooooooooooooooooooove this orange outfit!
it's so awsome to recive comments from you! can't wait for a new one! have you seen k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter?

xoxo from rome
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Ali said...

I'm so terrible at figuring out ISO and all that fun stuff on cameras.. plus I hate it when certain modes don't seem to flow as easy as they should for when you're taking something that should work in that mode! Definitely share your settings. :) But these pictures still look really good. <33

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That orange ensemble is very happy. Gute Nacht fuer jetzt, liebe Krystal xxxx

Becca. said...

yes it really was, it was such a great day!

Thankyou for the comment on my blog,
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.blogspot.com

Don said...

They walk to bloody fast- thats the problem!

Charlotta Ward said...

Just popping in to say thanks for your comment and to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

Big hugs from Sydney!

xx Charlotta

rouli said...

amazin pics here dear!

kiss

Melmo said...

Oh I know it's really hard to take good pictures at a catwalk, I tried it when I was in London, but it's difficult. I love the orange dress, it has a nice colour and shape.

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THRIFTY FASHIONISTA said...

cute photos! youre such a great photographer!

rouli said...

great!

kiss

Agneta said...

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Amber said...

Hi Krystal, nice of you to discover my blog, i'm following yours too now :o) Nice to meet you.

Elise said...

These are so fantastic! Hope to see more!!

TralalaHana said...

i love fashion show :) and you capcured it amazingly :) i love to watch the people at the back :)

Balaphoto said...

Excellent pictures!!! Congratulations!!!

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KcomeKarolina said...

i realy love your last comment - so sweet! i'm curious what you think about my new post...and have you seen k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter?

xoxo from rome
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Kimmi said...

Like it! Looks nice! : )

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Becca. said...

it's a really good book and well worth a read!

Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
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NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

what a great opportunity to shoot a fashion show! the more you do the easier it will be but these are great shots! you would have loved the chocolate fashion show ...am hoping to get tickets next year!! :)

style-haus said...

that's awesome you attended this fashion show. i can't imagine how exciting it was and to also practice your photography with models in motion!

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DesignedByName said...

The first photo is gorgeous!
I like this post!

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J. said...

The photos are great! :)

{eleise} said...

I'm lovin' the orange outfit!!!

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mylifereinvented said...

Beautiful photos. I always seem to find the best way to learn features on my camera is when I need to use them.

Angelica Ng said...

These are good photos! Looks good from what I see.

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CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

They look pretty impressive to me! I love the stride in the first photo...
Have a great weekend
x

Z--- said...

love the second one!!xx

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Samantha Clarke said...

you did awesome! you'll learn with lots of practice! :)

minnja said...

So stunning !!!

Kisses
minnja
xoxo

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franca maisha said...

great!! wish I coulda been there, I love Zurich!

xx

Melissa B. said...

I can't even imagine what it would be like to possess such beautiful, long legs! Thanks for sharing these Superior Snaps...

Charlotta Ward said...

Goodness Krystal!! Just look at all these comments!! :)

Love both pictures for different reasons. The second one has a great sense of contrast - the orange against the dark audience. Would love to paint the backdrop black/white and leave the girl in colour..
OMG the legs on the girl in no 1.. Those were the days.. :)

Thanks for your comment just now.

xx Charlotta

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You might enjoy..

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Syrious said...

wow the first pic is amazing!!
love the dress!!
xoxo

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Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Hello Krystal,
These pictures looks just fine to me, and the first dress, wow:)

fashionablepris said...

thanks for your comment:)
I love your pictures! I think they are gorgeous!!

xx

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arbuziary said...

mmm.. I like your perspective in latest posts..

ediot said...

i like these two a lot. they're great
!
x

Krissy Engle said...

LOVE that orange dress!

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Jon said...

Hey Krystal, just a little advice if i may. I had the same trouble with my live music pics so i bought a new lens with low aperture (50mm,f1.8) for when it gets really dark, you can pick a nikon one up for about £100. Next time use aperture mode and put it on the lowest setting if your using a zoom, set it to about 3.5/4. set the metering mode to either center weighted or spot, so the camera takes a light reading off the person instead of an average for the whole room. finally gradually increase the iso until the shutter speed is quick enough and your pics sharp.
If you are using a zoom, in aperture mode the aperture number will increase on your screen the more you zoom, thats what the 3.5-6.5 etc value means on the lens, the wider thr angle the more light it can let in on most zoom lenses.
Hope this helps, taking low light pics took me quite a while to master.
Jon
http://www.crossjonesphoto.blogspot.com/

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Sarah said...

How amazing, love the photos!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love that amazing orange ensemble! xo style, she wrote

DaBlackSjp said...

Beautiful "fashion" pictures! Oh yeah!
I like it*

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