Fstoppers Original: King Street Studios Shoots Charleston Fashion Week

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a fashion show? Last month Patrick and I had the unique opportunity to follow Todd Surber and Reese Allen of King Street Studios around as they shot Charleston Fashion Week. Todd was in charge of capturing the standard runway shots and that freed up Reese to do something a bit more unique. After securing a small corner of the tent backstage, Reese set up a simple studio with a single light and grabbed models right before they were rushed onto the runway for a quick portrait session. You will be blown away with the quality of images that were taken on such a simple setup. After you watch the video, be sure you check out King Street's other work at www.kingstreetstudios.com and in you live in Charleston check out future Charleston Fashion Week events and news at www.charlestonmag.com/fashionweek

This video was shot with 2 Nikon D300s cameras... 1 tripod, 1 Glidetrack, and 1 Steadicam Merlin.

Fstoppers Original: King Street Studios Shoots Charleston Fashion Week from FStoppers on Vimeo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_DeoemgsqU

Log in or register to post comments

25 Comments

Iwan W's picture

I loved the pictures from the one light setup, awesome idea!
And awesome video!

Alessandro Bellino's picture

Great Vid Men.
Very good.
Hope you continue that way,
Ale

David's picture

That is a GREAT behind the scenes. Fantastic shots and fantastic story.

andrew's picture

fantastic vid. The quality of color, movement, editing, shit yall, this rocks!

Melissa's picture

Great work everyone!!! Love it! Can't wait until next year!

David Keller's picture

good job on the video-- king st. studios owes you big time. i liked the slider shots

Lee Morris's picture

Thanks David... without King Street we wouldn't have been able to get into Fashion Week this year so it kinda evens out :)

Ghislain Leduc's picture

I'm sure the party afterwards was quite cool huh? :)

Patrick Hall's picture

The after parties were amazing! It's nice to get a little reward after each day of work. Charleston has really done an excellent job at creating an environment for up and coming designers and models to mingle and network with the more established artists and media after each show. If any of our readers are in the southeast, you definitely need to hip up this event next year.

Arturo Paulino's picture

Great video!
I loved the smoothness, transitions and the overall concept.
Great job!

Taylor Verde's picture

Awesome video guys!!

Really liked this one. Awesome style in vid shooting and great overall content in the video and insight into covering a fashion event.

Props

- Taylor

Mike's picture

Hellz yeah! All the slider clips looked great, despite the difficulties you guys had. King Street rocked it, especially the backdrop shots :-O

Nicole Geary's picture

Awesome video Lee and Patrick, I'm seriously impressed!

Nathan Smith's picture

Fantastic video!! Well done! More please!

jonathan's picture

Good job, on both stills & video. Nice to see hard work pay off.

Harvinder's picture

Great work on the photos and video! Stuff like this makes pick up my camera and keep shooting.

Lee, what type of slider were you using?

Lee Morris's picture

Thanks Harvinder, for this video I used the glidetrack

Beach's picture

Awesome work guys!

Brain Cobern's picture

Never had a better gig!

Gabe's picture

There is Lee working @ 3:21.. You seem to like filming with that 300s. Now we know who is going to be the next Spielberg's replacement :)

Michael's picture

I love it! Watching these videos gives me so much inspiration. Hopefully, one day I can shoot a fashion show like this.

gasperkay's picture

This is great! Thanks guys! Which model of the glidetrack did you used for the video. Thanks!

Lee Morris's picture

@gasperkay: I can't remember the model I just remember that I don't like it. Buy the Indislider. Much better and much cheaper.

Alexis Rafael Lam's picture

Cool I just got 2 PLM from Paul C Buff my diffuser is on the way I will do some TEST with one of my CLIENT at my STUDIO

James's picture

I would struggle keeping a constant
aperture in that environment ...