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what I am doing wrong with the making of an ostrich pompom?

Started Nov 19, 2018 0 Replies

Hello fellow milliners? Could someone please advise me on what I am doing wrong on making a fluffy ostrich pompom (image below)? I tried making them with ostrich trim AND making my own trim based on…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Lee Marshall Jun 2, 2018. 10 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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Nov 20, 2018
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what I am doing wrong with the making of an ostrich pompom?

Hello fellow milliners? Could someone please advise me on what I am doing wrong on making a fluffy ostrich pompom (image below)? I tried making them with ostrich trim AND making my own trim based on the feather itself. Either way it bulks spat the bottom despite my attempts to keep it clean and I can never achieve a full fluffy effect. What am I doing wrong? How many meters of ostrich trim would you use to make it fluffy and round? Thanks you in advance! See More
Nov 19, 2018
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Nov 8, 2018
Polly Steven commented on Hat Academy's blog post MILLINERY PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
"Thank you Sophie!! What a fantastic article!!! And this iron bed sheet backdrop is giving me some ideas. would you have any tips on how to photograph bridal headpieces? I struggle with the white headpiece details or even when I use white (nearly…"
Nov 8, 2018
Jon Busby replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"My pleasure Polly, glad it was of some use."
Oct 19, 2017
Polly Steven replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"I am a terrible photographer too and although I got DSLR and Lightroom I just dont understand this art form at all... It is a big investment for me now so I might need to be creative this time.  Thank you so much for your advice and…"
Oct 19, 2017
Polly Steven replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"Thank you Elaine! As always resourceful and so kind."
Oct 19, 2017
Polly Steven replied to Polly Steven's discussion Do you hire professional photographer for shooting your latest millinery collection?
"wow, thank you for the incredible information shared here. It is so interesting to hear about this photography tips. They will really help me actually.  I wish I was in the UK to participate in your photo shoot offer! All the best to you! "
Oct 19, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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 4, 2017

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I Love Hats Because?
they can be this extra detail in the outfit that can bring out the individuality in people. I also love the challenge constructing a hat and working with so many raw materials
About Me
Started with flower making in 2013 and my curiosity about hat making was never settled since then.
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www.berkivadesigns.com
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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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