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Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Busby Sep 12. 4 Replies

I am curious, do you hire a professional photographer for your millinery work which goes on your website or do you do it yourself? I think hiring a professional model and MUH professional are a great…Continue

Very thin organza - do you stiffen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by edith f May 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Hello dear milliners, Apologies if the question comes as a silly one or goes against all millinery rules.I have very thin bridal organza and would like to make a bridal flower headpiece (rose or…Continue

 

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Jon Busby replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"As a photographer can I add my 2 cents; - A good photographer will consult with you in depth before a shoot to ensure they understand your key objectives, - I always use models and again a good photographer will have a pool of 'free'…"
Sep 12
Elaine Mergard replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"You might find these photography DIY guides helpful: Millinery Photo Fundamentals & Millinery Product Photography"
Aug 2
Britt Von Decker replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"Hi Polly! A little late to answer your question- but yes, I absolutely do! A couple reasons for this- one, aside from product photos, I also like to have styled shots for social media and marketing. And two, I'm a terrible photographer! I think…"
Jul 27
Gillian Hughes replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"Apart from the hassle of organising photographers and models and not being able to quickly snap a hat that I have just made, it was expensive to have people in.  With the money I was saving, I decided to buy a good camera (Canon) with a macro…"
Jul 5
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Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?

I am curious, do you hire a professional photographer for your millinery work which goes on your website or do you do it yourself? I think hiring a professional model and MUH professional are a great investment.  But I am wondering if it is worthwhile for simple photos shooting on a clear background with DSL camera is good enough for the portrait photos. i also have  Adobe Lightroom so I can edit them although I am not great at editing photos.It might sound a bit too obvious for you but I am…See More
Jul 5
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Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?

I am curious, do you hire a professional photographer for your millinery work which goes on your website or do you do it yourself? I think hiring a professional model and MUH professional are a great investment.  But I am wondering if it is worthwhile for simple photos shooting on a clear background with DSL camera is good enough for the portrait photos. i also have  Adobe Lightroom so I can edit them although I am not great at editing photos.It might sound a bit too obvious for you but I am…See More
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Apr 4, 2015
edith f replied to Polly Steven's discussion Very thin organza - do you stiffen?
"Hi not really unless you resort to the old fashioned glucose and starch mix! In today's modern millinery you need to buy thin fusible web...which is similar to bondaweb you use for clothing as it becomes transparent after its ironed!  If…"
May 15, 2014
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Very thin organza - do you stiffen?

Hello dear milliners, Apologies if the question comes as a silly one or goes against all millinery rules.I have very thin bridal organza and would like to make a bridal flower headpiece (rose or peony) and I wonder what would happen if I don't stiffen the silk. Has anyone tried making flowers from vey thin and delicate bridal materials without stiffening? My concern is that with every stiffening method such delicate silk looses its touch and feels like paper. Is this normal?Thank you in…See More
May 6, 2014
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Polly Steven
"Wonderful you found our website Polly. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills. I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be…"
Apr 1, 2014

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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Polly. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Will message you re silk

Enjoy, Elaine

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