Our original concept for the ‘balloon’ image was to have the six of us in the group to walk behind the model each holding a lone balloon while the model walked in front with a dog or on a bicycle. Unfortunately, we couldn’t acquire a dog or a vintage looking bicycle so made the best of the situation by floating balloons around her. The wind made it very difficult to capture the balloons in a good angle or even in shot, so we photo-shopped them into this image.
This was our favourite of all the images we took at this location due to her stance and the centring of the trees around her. All in all it looks very picturesque and like a ‘classic’ shot. The balloons play reference back to the film and help to cement our interpretation of ‘Funny Face’.
Many of the images from this location were all very similar, so it was difficult to decide which one looked the best. We finally decided on this on as the model’s pose was perfect and the rule of thirds used from the lamppost worked well. Also, we wanted the lamppost to be fully in the shot. The background adds to the feel of the image also, making it seem vintage as the surroundings are quite reminiscent of the film. Again, the whole image looks like a classic.
As a group we decided that these two images looked best alongside each other, like how they would in a magazine. We were torn between the image of the models walking past each other and the left-hand side photo. The lighting on the left-hand photograph was brilliant and we very fortunate to get to create this image, therefore we chose that one. It too is very similar to the film; we all really liked the concept of him taking a picture of her and wanted to recreate this. We also really wanted a lone image of our male model so it wasn’t all female based as Fred Astaire plays a major role within the film. In addition, it added something more dynamic to the shoot as a whole because sometimes magazines include male model portraits to mix things up. For that image the lighting was amazing and we were lucky enough to have beautiful shadows created. Overall these pictures look perfect alongside each other hence why we chose them.
These two images are the group’s favourite and our strongest.
The film begins in a bookshop therefore we were desperate to get a bookshop location for the shoot as we took the locations for inspiration behind the concept of the images. The lighting wasn’t great inside the bookshop and it was very difficult to create the image we wanted because it was also very cramped. In the end we decided on this image as it was one of few better ones from this location. We loved the background of books upon books and how it contrasted with her prom dress. We put a filter on the image so the lighting matched all the other images. This was our best result for this shot and we felt the model looked as we had imagined.