Tina Wong’s entry won out on our Facebook Photo Of The Week Competition. There were votes across the other finalists but it was her photo of youthful beauty that took the crown. We are proud to present Tina Wong as the winner of our Photo of The Week competition. As the winner of this week, Tina’s winning photo is being featured here on FashionPhotographyBlog.com. Not only that she will also appear on our social media sites as well. As part of the winner’s prize, I got a chance to speak to Tina to find out more about the story behind her as a fashion photographer and her winning photograph, entitled “J’adore”.
The talented New York based triple threat (she not only is a fashion photographer, but is also a stylist and Fashion Editor for a high end fashion print publication) started her journey in photography shooting weddings would you believe it? Tina explains, “I’ve shot wedding photography for 5 years before I went to fashion school. Before fashion school, it was about lighting and composition. A camera is just a very advanced paint brush, it’s a tool to capture a vision. After I attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, it just made sense to combine my love of fashion with photography.” Very wise words, indeed the camera is just an instrument in the hands of the artist and what a masterful artist she is as demonstrated in her winning photo. She seamlessly blended the lighting with the model’s make up with delicate pink hues so that the picture holds an almost painted quality.
When asked whether the photography techniques that she executed would apply to other areas of photography outside of fashion, she replied, “I would say yes, except for [one exception…] whatever area of photography, make sure you continue to expose yourself to the evolution of that field. If you’re a wedding photographer, read lots of wedding magazines, open your eye and expose yourself frequently to the field.” I totally agree with Tina’s statement, actually it almost sounds like something that I’ve said before; to be good at something one needs to completely immersed in what ever they are doing. That’s how you develop focus and skill.
I wanted to know what was the inspiration for this alluring photo. There must be a good story behind it so I had to ask, her reply was “I saw a Dior ad a few years back, the softness of the silk almost reminded me of velvety chocolate. The fabric bounced light so softly back on the model, that’s how the inspiration came. It’s soft, romantic, and almost dream-like… I believe a relaxed and fun environment creates the best photos. I like to elicit the mood with music and imagery to get the model to feel in character and to make a connection with him or her.”
The photo, J’adore, was part of a 6 page beauty story and apart from using fabric to reflect diffused lighting on to the model Tina Wong also used one profoto light and an octobox. You can find out more about this shoot and contact Tina Wong’s via her website (www.tnastudios.com) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, we have another round of Photo Of The Week running. To participate in the voting, make sure you “like” our Facebook page here and vote for your favorite photographer‘s photo out of the finalists in the comments section of the post. The photo with the most vote’s by the end of the week at Sunday midnight will win Photo of the Week and win the great prizes on offer.
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