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1st Photo Shoot Prep

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Eliason Feb 16, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello all,I am preparing for my first photo shoot this weekend at my studio! :)  I have been so focused on finishing hats that I realize I haven't really got a plan or list of questions to ask.  This…Continue

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Lina Stein Millinery

"Lina is an amazing milliner and teacher!  If you get a chance to take one of her classes you will absolutely LOVE it!"
Aug 16, 2017
Amy Eliason replied to Andrew Reid's discussion French Flower Making first attempts
"Andrew, your first flower is gorgeous!  "
Aug 19, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Amy Eliason's discussion 1st Photo Shoot Prep
"Thank you for taking the time to reply.  Wonderful advice, I love the use of mirrors that i have seen in some of your photos.  Loved the Valentine themed hats also!  The shoot was delayed yet again due to another snow storm, but will…"
Feb 16, 2014
The Sisters Brimm replied to Amy Eliason's discussion 1st Photo Shoot Prep
"Shoot outdoors if possible with some diffused light. Natural light will always give you the best to play with during editing. Use appropriate props to help convey a look or feel. Use lifts and levels three objects at varying heights with your hat as…"
Feb 14, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines
"Fabulous advice Greer!  Testing out buckram or many layers of sinamay is the perfect way to know if your machine will be the right one for your needs!  Personally I wont buy another Brother brand machine, and I plan to by a Bernina (only…"
Feb 4, 2014
Amy Eliason commented on Lucy Hoolihan's photo
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green and white leather pillbox

"Very beautiful, Greer!"
Feb 4, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines
"Ruth, I would look for a basic machine, you will only need the straight and zig-zag stitches for making hats.  Personally I have four sewing machines that I use regularly, and my favorite is a vintage one from the 40's.  Good luck and…"
Feb 3, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to S. Gustafson-Dombeck's discussion Milliners Conferences in the US?
"On Jan Wutkowski's site she has a Millinery Meet-up listed on her class schedule:  Oct 18—22 Millinery Meet-up TBA.  She will most likely be posting details soon on her blog.  Has any one attended a meet-up before?…"
Feb 3, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Amy Eliason's discussion 1st Photo Shoot Prep
"Thank you for your response.  I have enjoyed looking back at older hat chats, but missed both of those! "
Feb 3, 2014
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1st Photo Shoot Prep

Hello all,I am preparing for my first photo shoot this weekend at my studio! :)  I have been so focused on finishing hats that I realize I haven't really got a plan or list of questions to ask.  This first session is going to be informal and we will be planning the next shoot with models, hairdresser, etc.  I have several head blocks; display pieces and my new vintage display head, who will be modeling this time. I don't want to go into this so un-prepared.  Can you please share with me what to…See More
Jan 31, 2014
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1st Photo Shoot Prep

Hello all,I am preparing for my first photo shoot this weekend at my studio! :)  I have been so focused on finishing hats that I realize I haven't really got a plan or list of questions to ask.  This first session is going to be informal and we will be planning the next shoot with models, hairdresser, etc.  I have several head blocks; display pieces and my new vintage display head, who will be modeling this time. I don't want to go into this so un-prepared.  Can you please share with me what to…See More
Jan 30, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Beginner tools?
"Good morning, They sell it at fabric store chains her in the states, I actually picked up a tube at WalMart a few months ago!  I used to have to order it from those mail order catalogs in the "Ye Old Times" or "Old Fashioned…"
Jan 30, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Beginner tools?
"Very interesting, easier to visualize now.  Have you made any blocks from carving foam and then sealing them?  I've been blocking a lot lately on household items and vintage bowls, dishes and such. I've got a great local…"
Jan 28, 2014
Amy Eliason commented on Amy Eliason's photo
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"Sorry, I gave up trying to attach the photo of my workstation with blocks and tools.... my little helper who is home because of a snow day decided to "help" when I walked away!  :)  Please ignore the bad shot of my new hat…"
Jan 28, 2014
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Jan 28, 2014
Amy Eliason replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Beginner tools?
"Its wonderful you found a steamer!  I've heard travel steamers work well, but mine have always leaked and spit water and ended up wreaking garments.  Oh, I've never blocked over cardboard....sounds interesting.  I'd…"
Jan 28, 2014

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I Love Hats Because?
Hats are the ultimate accessory. You are not completely dressed without your hat!
About Me
I have always loved hats since I was a young girl. I enjoyed taking millinery courses in college and have been making hats ever since. I have recently gotten back to creating millinery again, now that my son is in school. I have been busy getting my business going and am excited about getting my new millinery business off the ground.

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Elaine Mergard said…

Hi Amy, So glad the Mad Hatter ranted & you have joined me in HatAcademy. I hope you are inspired and if you wish to add to your skills I am committed to helping you. Any questions do message me here.

I set this up last year to help those who are isolated from Colleges where Millinery is taught. Millinery is in such huge demand currently and I have seen the Highs & lows in last 40+ years.

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

Keep in touch, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful Amy - looking forward to sharing more with you - new lessons up in new Year

Happy Christmas

Elaine

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