Shooting Hats

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of shooting some of the amazing hat creations of Rose Collins Millinery. I first met Rose at this years Zimbabwe fashion show which I’ve covered in this blog post. Rose mentioned she had a new collection she wanted some images for so we arranged a shoot at SS Creative Photography near Birmingham.  

As well as Rose and her hats we also had makeup by Guzala and the lovely Rouge Bald model who I have shot before.

The sign of a great shoot is that you always have trouble selecting which images you want to use. Given we all had our favourites I ended up editing quite a large number of pictures so have had plenty to choose from for this post. Here are a very small selection of the several hundred I shot during this session. I’ve selected two of each hat which I think shows off to the maximum their design, shapes and colour. Click an image to get a larger version.

All images were made using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the amazing M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens. Lighting was using Elinchrom RX 2/4 D-Lites and a Rotalux softbox.

Finally here’s Rose herself being interviewed following her catwalk show at the Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase event in October.

Rose Collins (left) of Rose Collins Millinery

One Reply to “Shooting Hats”

  1. […] November saw my favourite shoot of the year creating some images for Rose Collins Millinery. […]

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