By the end of shooting on this day, the mannequin looked like she had just rolled out of bed and she would have been a little more convincing with a bottle of Jack in her hand. There's a couple photos that ended up on Etsy with her wig crooked and just dumped on her head. I shot 8 dresses before it was nap time.
I know I don't have the best photography setup for clothing on a mannequin, either. That's been evolving since I started selling vintage clothes in 2008 and trust me, what I've got now is way better than what I started with. I know it doesn't look as professional as it could but you know what, it gets the job done. I've got 75 pieces of clothes to shoot and no assistants to get that mannequin dressed and undressed. I'm not shooting for a portfolio here, or at least, not yet. Probably never. I just want to sell dresses.
I'm thinking of outing my past clothing photography endeavors over on my other blog, because I found some real doozies yesterday while reminiscing about the way I used to do this.
Anyway, here's a little behind the scenes look at my Etsy photoshoot. I haven't been taking many pictures otherwise.