GUEST BLOG – A day with…….

(at the AURZA factory)
As a photographer I not only look forward to my next commission, but love the excitement of the unknown, as every shoot is different. So when Jessica and Stephanie commissioned me, to travel to China, to photograph their dresses in production, not only was I excited but, a little apprehensive of the challenge of the unknown.
 
Stephanie and I travelled to the factory in Shenzen late one afternoon, two weeks ago. As we were travelling up there I was concerned about the fading natural light levels. I was really hoping not to use a flash gun or lights whilst shooting. So I was extremely lucky, by the time we got there, we still had 2 hours of low lying sun light streaming through the enormous factory windows, and managed to get all the shots in natural light. We actually couldn’t have picked a better time.

 
I had been asked to photograph the dresses in production and the equipment. For the equipment shots, I pulled out my favourite lens, my 105mm f2.8 Macro. I shoot a lot of portraits with this lens. I love this lens, it never fails me or ceases to amaze me.  As I photographed the dresses I changed lenses to a 24-70mm f2.8.
Shooting in the factory for Aurza was not only an incredible amount of fun, but so interesting, to see the extent of the work, planning and detailing that goes into an Aurza dress.
A FEW OF MY FAVOURITES
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Thanks for the photos Nancy!!
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