Flowing Fabric Pt 2

Fabric Motion Pt 2

For the First part of the Series you can find it here. https://artbyjimmy.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/flowing-fabric-part-1/.


Lighting plays a very important role in shooting these images because you have to have strong enough strobes or speed lites to capture the motion in fabric. Now I am not going to tell you settings on either because it will give away my way of shooting and I am known for how I set up my lights and shoot. Having a variation of something will what sets you apart from others.

I always tell people that lighting is what will set you apart, because you can shoot the fabric images in studio, or on location. Using natural light will give you something different in terms of look and style. Strobes and Speed lites make your work look more Editorial based.



This was the trickiest part to figure out with these type of images because you have to have good timing, good use of camera, and you HAVE to shoot in Manual mode. Manual mode will give you more control in all areas.

When I did my first shoot with the Fabric we practiced about 5 or 6 times until we got a few images that were what we wanted during the session. After that everything became second nature.

Always set your fabric up, pose the model, and then get the fabric ready to shoot.

Play with your aperture and shutter combos to get the right settings to make everything sharp and beautiful.

My final part of the series will be about reception and how people have liked the images.

If you have an question or comments please let me know.

Thanks for reading,


All images are © Jimmy McRoberts 2014


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