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Fashion photography, the age of aquariums?

March 17, 2010

Blog Guy, it’s me, that aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring.

Oh cripes, what now? I thought I lost you in the crowd!


Nope, your Afro wig and handlebar mustache are obvious fakes. Look, I just shot my first fashion show, and I wondered if you could critique my….

How many fish are in your pictures?

Excuse me? Fish? None.

NORTHERNIRELAND/Sigh. ANY good editor is going to expect a fish tank in the foreground between you and the models.

Look here at these professional fashion photos. Great composition, lots of fish, some driftwood…

Gosh, I would have thought people would want a better view of the clothes. But I did wonder why the other shooters were all setting up tanks.

You’reĀ  hopeless. Good fashion photographers spend more on tropical fish than they do on booze. Don’t cry, Kid. here’s a couple of neon tetras to get you started….

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A model poses during a photo call for Belfast Fashion Week in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Given from what I can make out of the reflection, I think this was shot in an airport in front of a Starbucks. She is just waiting or her mocha latte with extra whip.

“OOhhh pretty fishys!”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

They have mermaids in Northern Ireland that do fashion shoots?
Who knew?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Who wants a mermaid?? me me me :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Until recently, the term ‘fashion shoot’ had a WHOLE different meaning in Northern Ireland.
Hope the glass in that fishtank is bullet-proof.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Fwd079, don’t you think that would be a bit awkward?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

1. Isn’t it barrels you’re meant to shoot fish in, not tanks ?
2. Extra whip ?! They do that sort of thing in coffee shops in the US ?
3. Where is the fake castle and the little plastic diver ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Yup CrowGirl, they do. They even leave extra space in the cup to fit so you don’t have whip running down your arm.

Why do I feel as if that comment took a wrong turn somewhere?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

this is a beautiful picture, the fish tank is an interesting concept.

Posted by bjsmart | Report as abusive

@Ifly: I’ve never had one so not sure if its gonna be awkward..hehe :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Fair enough fwd079… you go for yours and let me know how it turns out. :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Pilot guy, at the elbow!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

At the elbow? I am not sure what you mean although I have my guesses.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

You mean elbow in the face? Ouch.. that must have hurt… or would hurt, rather…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I still don’t get it.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Oh thank goodness, ifly, I thought it was me.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Ifly, now that I have finished crying with laughter at the confusion in this thread, I think M means your comment took a wrong turning at the elbow… But I have been awake for nearly 40 hours now, so I’m not the most reliable judge.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Nope, still way confused.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Oh for various Gods’ sake, look:-

Ifly, you said “Why do I feel as if that comment took a wrong turn somewhere?”

and M said “Pilot guy, at the elbow!”

meaning, I assume in my state of vague fluffy sleep deprivation, that this is a joke based on your comment having taken a wrong turn at the elbow you referenced, i.e. the bit of your arm that has a turn in it. There may be a subtext here that if your extra whip is right up over your elbow you’ve got problems anyway.

Given that my original reference to extra whip meant to imply beating with sticks, and I guess the coffee thing is something to do with frothy milk, I should have bailed out of this thread a long time ago…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Nah I have no need of a bridge. The last bridge I was involved with got burned horribly so I try to minimize my exposure.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

When I see “at the elbow” or “to the elbow,” I think of my first love — basketball.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Awesome, thanks CrowGirl, that works for me. Now I am gonna sit here with my six pack and drink until I forget this whole mess ever happened.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Ummm……. That sounded a lot like explainatory teaching… but I am not sure I should be zapping CG… poor girl has been up for quite some time….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Good picture, thank you,
best regards…

Posted by Yazarkasa | Report as abusive

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