Second Barbie Fashion shoot
For our first Barbie Fashion shoot we had a basic setup with plain coloured backgrounds. For our second Barbie fashion shoot we wanted to take things up a notch.
Barbie is a pretty colourful character so we wanted our setup to match. We’d already introduced colourful lighting so the next step was to create a custom Barbie fashion background.
Creating our custom background
The original setup used sheets of A4 card stuck to a shoe box. We didn’t see any point of changing that so our background needed to be the same size.
We began by sticking down two sheets of A4 card to a MDF board. When painting with water colours or acrylics this ensures the paper dries flat.
Next we thought about what kind of design we’d like to create. The classic photographer in me wanted to make and old masters style background. My daughter later told me that this wasn’t the kind of background that is good for a Barbie fashion shoot. Obviously she’s wise beyond her five years as clearly any theme or styling needs to be considered in its entirety.
Her design concept involved colours that matched or complimented the Barbie fashion outfits.
Once we finished our designs we let them dry before building our mini fashion studio.
Barbie Fashion studio setup
We used the same setup as we did in the first Barbie Fashion shoot.
Our newly painted backgrounds were stuck onto our shoe box and our LED light was set up just to one side.
We played with changing the colour of the LED light to match the background and outfits.
The Barbie Fashion shoot
We decided to make this Barbie fashion shoot more of a headshot Photoshoot.
Our first model was actually Anna from Frozen who did a good job of being a test subject.
The LED lights meant that we could play with changing the colour of faces and hair so we played with that.
We changed up the different poses for Barbie and styled her hair to match the crazy background design.
For the last shot we used the LED light as a background to create something more styled.
Editing the images
All we did to edit the images was to crop them in Adobe Spark and add in some coloured boarders.
Adobe Spark does have a rather nice feature that suggests colours for boarders based on the colours in the image. We went with the suggestion for our finished images.