BEHIND THE SCENES: PHOTOSHOOT by Nette Leikas

Have you ever wondered what happens before, during and after a photoshoot? The result probably looks effortless and easy but actually, there are many steps to go through before the beautiful shot is published for the audience. Today I’m going to reveal the sweat, stress and struggle that capturing the eye-catching photo requires, not forgetting the passion and pleasure that hides behind each photo. You get to follow Capture Models’ team to a photoshoot with a new model and get a glimpse of all the bustle behind the camera lens.

The saying ‘Well planned is half done’ is definitely true when it comes to photography. Therefore, planning where, when and how to shoot is one of the keys to success. As the weather in Barcelona can anytime surprise you with hot sun beams or hard rain, we were prepared with many outfit options and a versatile venue. We chose The Design Museum as the shooting location and it offered lots of different types of surroundings to work with. Also, we tried to match the model’s outfit and look with the location and atmosphere. Despite all the importance of planning, it is more than desirable to let the imagination flow. Spontaneous ideas can turn out to a photo that no one has ever seen before. And that’s exactly what a photographer wants – to create something brand-new.

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And then finally, it was time for the photoshoot day! It was a grey day with a light rain, which doesn’t sound like ideal circumstances for creating an outstanding picture. The photographers had to crawl on the ground in search of the perfect angle and the model pose without showing how chilly and wet the environment was. However, we took the greyness as an advantage because it harmonised nicely with the harsh and modern museum area. Another challenge of shooting outside was all the other people doing their everyday work. There were people passing by and wondering what we were doing and cars parking right in front of our background. With a bit of humour, we accepted the challenge of being even more creative and didn’t let the lively environment around us disturb shooting.

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After couple of hours of cameras beeping, we had memory cards full of pictures. The model’s job was done but our photographers still had half of the work left at home in front of their computers. Editing might sound like covering up grievances or improving the reality but that’s obviously not the whole truth. In fact, it’s more about correcting colours and boosting the strengths of the model instead of hiding the so-called weaknesses.

All in all, we had such an inspiring photoshoot day, and we’re so excited to show you the result!

Perhaps you also want to have a photoshoot with us? Check out the options that we offer and book your photo session here.

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Pictures by Liene and Megan

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Best street fashion outfits by Admin

When you are a fashion freak or you just want to look good and trendy, it’s good to look for inspirations in many different places. Nowadays, the most popular source is undoubtedly the Internet. Tumblr or Pinterest are only a few of the sites where to find the perfect outfit examples. There are plenty of fashion related profiles on Facebook or Instagram and hashtags like #fashion or #ootd that have been tagged over a few million times.  YouTube is also a platform where you will find thousands of tips how to look up to the date and as fashionable as possible.

In this overload of information you can easily get lost or tired and finally, you won’t know what to wear at all.  So we have a proposition for you. Take a deep breath and go for a walk around your city, because we can’t forget that still, one of the best places to find inspirations are streets of a metropolis. Barcelona can be defined as a city which is blooming with diversity, multiculturalism and really good taste in fashion.

Today Capture Models Team decided to explore the capital of Catalonia in order to find some trendy and unique outfits, asking people of their sources of fashion influences.

Elena is 25 years old and she came to Barcelona from Venezuela. Her style is quite modern, yet laid back. You can also spot some vintage influence in her styling. Biggest fashion inspiration? Cindy Crawford and her classy stilizations!

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Catalina is 19 years old and comes from Chile. We met her at the beloved skateboarder’s meeting spot near MACBA. She wasn’t really sure what inspires her, but without any doubt we can say that Catalina is really into skater girl scene. Just take a look!

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Corenne is 26 years old and on daily basis lives in Switzerland. We met her at the entrance of the vintage shop in Raval district since she immediately grabbed our attention. Oversized white T-shirt is surely the key element of her outfit and it looks simply perfect with her modern, yet throwback-to-90’s Nike sneakers! When she needs some inspirations she always checks them on Instagram.

Engi is also 26 years old and she comes from Switzerland. Her style is natural and breezy. She chose a basic, grey top, loose black trousers and some flip flops. It’s the perfect choice for a summer day in Barcelona.

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We hope that this post influence you to look for fashion inspirations not only in fashion related websites or magazines, but also on the streets!

XOXO

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Best spots in Barcelona for fashion photo shoots by Admin

Today we prepared for you something special! We chose the best places for fashion photo shooting in Barcelona to make your Instagram feed even more exceptional! First of all, we didn’t focus on typical tourists places to take photos, but we went for more unusual locations. Take look and go for a photo tour today!

1. “Kiss wall”
Kiss Wall (1990) was designed by Joan Fontcuberta, the conceptual artist born in 1955 in Barcelona. He is most known for his works such as Fauna and Sputnik. An important part of his projects is, as he admits himself, a great sense of humor and originality and the genre to which his labour belongs is described by critics as postmodernism. “Kiss Wall”  is an 8 x 3.8 m photomosaic of two lips that kiss each made up of 4000 small-format photographs printed onto tiles. The pièce was designed to symbolise freedom, affection, empathy. The giant kiss is designed to symbolise freedom, compassion and love. In addition to the deep message and values that the work presents, it is also a great place for stylish photo sessions!

 

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location: Carrer dels Capellans, 16

2. Murals

Barcelona is famous for it’s amazing, giant murals. Unfortunately, the authors of most of them remain unknown… However, we prepared a list of some of the most breathtaking street art works and the exact location of every of them! It’s the best background for some street fashion photo shooting.

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location: Carrer del Santuari, 96X

3. MACBA – Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA is the most important museum of modern art in Barcelona, situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval neighbourhood. The museum opened to the public on 28 of November 1995.

The museum offers not only a great exhibition, but its courtyard is a meeting place for skateboarders and young people. Why are we posting MACBA in the list of greatest photo spots? Simple. The modern, aesthetic architecture and fanciful design will fit just amazing with black and white minimalist outfits!

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location: Plaça dels Àngels, 1

With those ,,Insta-friendly” locations, you will probably get a lot of new followers and people will love your unusual, modern and street photo style!

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Best vintage shops in Barcelona by Admin

In Barcelona, there are hundreds of ways of spending your time – from visiting the most typical tourist spots, such as La Rambla, Sagrada Familia or other Gaudi’s breathtaking masterpieces to diving into Barcelona’s fashion spree. And that’s what we have done today. As you probably know, Barcelona is famous for the streets filled with exclusive shops like Gucci, Channel, Dolce&Gabbana, etc. However, not that many people know about the flourishing vintage shops and markets. We made a quick tour around the city and visited four amazing vintage shops. We made sure to take some amazing pictures just so you would see what it’s all about!

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The first shop we visited was the vintage store named SOUL, situated at Carrer de Tallers. Crossing its thresholds, we found ourselves in a place that’s magical and a little dark filled not only with ordinary clothes but also with various kinds of disguises. See for yourself!

address: Carrer Tallers 15

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The second one was more casual and is maintained in the style of the past two decades. There, we found some 90’s style clothes like polo T-shirts, mom jeans, outworn Vans or Converse. What surprised us the most, was the large choice of football shirts! For anyone who loves old-school aura and football – we totally recommend it!

address: Carrer de Tallers 23

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The greatest choice of accessories ever! Hats, all kinds of jewelry and neckerchiefs. When you enter the shop, you can definitely feel the 70’s vibe – the clothes are totally sublime and selected perfectly to capture the hippie era. Furthermore, the owner is very nice and helpful.

address: Carrer de Riera Baixa 4

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Let’s dive into the 50’s! This vintage shop is not only full of amazing clothes from a few decades ago, but has an extraordinary inside design as well. Unfortunately, not all the things are for sale, but still, it’s the great experience to admire the owner’s imagination.

address: Carrer de la Riera Baixa 22

New posts are coming soon! Stay tuned!

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How to take a good picture by Admin

One of the primary purposes of photography is to allow us to relive the beautiful moments of our life. Time passes by, memory fades but souvenirs persist, thanks to the photos we take.

We all like to capture the moments of our life that seem beautiful, whether it is a place or an encounter. But when we do it, we must do it for ourselves and because it makes us happy to remember these memories. Not for others. Nowadays, especially because of social media, far too many people don’t live for themselves anymore and do not take the time to observe and enjoy the beauty of what Nature has to offer.

How to take a good picture

Our smartphones are glued to our hands and our first reflex is to take a snap or an Instagram story. While, taking a picture is, first, asking ourselves which spot is the most beautiful one. We need to observe and take the picture with our eyes.

Then, therefore, we can look for the light, a natural one preferably, that will make the picture look better. There is also a good time for the so-called Instagram pictures, like sunrises or sunset. Do not hesitate to move, to have shots from different angles. Get closer to the object, the person to photograph or use a lens attachment on your phone. Do not hesitate to play with the subjects, the elements but also with the weather. Not only a portrait on a white background or a sun and a blue sky that will make a photo look pretty.

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Keep the photo as original as possible, you don’t need to add many filters. Remember that it is pointless to flood your Instagram with photos without real purpose since taking a nice picture means taking a picture that has a sense for you, and only you.

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5 Tips for a Successful Fashion Shooting by Admin

1. Idea

In order to conduct a successful shooting of any kind, first of all you need to summarize all your ideas and create a concrete picture of the result you are willing to achieve in your head.

Once you define the objectives of a photo-shoot, the mood and emotions you want to share through your pictures you can start to think about the appropriate model type and possible locations.

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2.Style & Make up

Fashion shooting aims to show the clothes as the main element, so the model and the location have to be only a supplement for fashion-look.

Another crucial think is make up. A make-up plays an important role in total look creation and fashion make up is usually quite bright and artistic as while shooting with bright sun or professional flashes the make-up will look softer than in real life.

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3.Location

The main role of location is to create a mood of a shooting. If you want to use a natural light it is very important to visit the location couple of times and choose the best time period according to sun position.

4.Posing

At a moment, we have a look we need to present, a model and a location it is time to think about posing. The poses should show the garment in its best possible way, be right according to the main rules of composition and correspond to a location (it looks very nice when posing repeat some lines of garment or background).

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5.Light & Post production

The light scheme creates a mood, emphasizes shapes and makes the accents. So, don`t be afraid to experiment as fashion shooting doesn’t have harsh rules and there is always a place for creativity and unstandardized approaches.

While shooting you should think in advance about post editing, so you need to estimate your capability of making further changes to your pictures.

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XOXO

CM

Photos: Tucha Aleksandra Photography

Model: Kate

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080 BARCELONA FASHION by Admin

080 Barcelona Fashion Week has started

And of course we were there to check it out!

This spectacular week of Fashion in Barcelona is a mix of fashion market, photo shoot contest, showrooms, seminars, fashion shows and more. The impressive number of over 30 designers are represented during the fashion shows this week. If you are not yet convinced about checking out this event, take a look at the location of the event. -> It is taking place in the magnificent Sant Pau Hospital, also known as the  Modernist Rector of Sant Pau .

If you want to know more about what kind of event this is, check out our earlier blog post and get to know everything you need to know about this Fashion Event.

Capture models 808The event venue  Rector Modernista De Sant Pau.

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Capture models 808PILAR DEL CAMPO

AUBERGINE ‘s spring and summer line 2018 is inspired by Moroccan culture , specifically the fishing village of Essaouira. The show was very classy and relaxed. PILAR DEL CAMPO ‘s show was colorful. The line is inspired by the changes that took place in the world of art  between the 19th and 20th centuries. With focus on Catalan Modernism.

More pictures from AUBERGINE’s show  and PILAR DEL CAMPO’s show and other shows are on 808 Barcelona Fashion .

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