Great Yorkshire Show 2012 - Fashion Pre-Shoot

June 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I recently had the pleasure of doing a fast and frenetic fashion photo shoot for the Yorkshire Agricultural Society at the splendid Lotherton Hall near Garforth.


 Visitors to this year’s Great Yorkshire Show 2012 will experience a number of fashion firsts in the ever popular Skipton Building Society Fashion Pavilion. The event has built up a reputation for showcasing collections by the best of the region’s fashion designers, alongside those of Yorkshire’s up-and-coming design talent. Dates are Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July when around 130,000 visitors are expected through the gates.


 Lotherton Hall itself is fascination Edwardian building with some beautiful walled gardens and interesting interiors. On the pre-shoot recce we had a mini tour from Lotherton's friendly and helpful Stephanie Davies. Despite the opulent and often busy interiors of the various state rooms we decided that on the day, if possible, we would use the exterior of the building as the interior did pose a few problems. As with many stately houses the use of flash is discouraged due to the sensitive furnishings and also we were conscious of not sitting/leaning on precious artifacts. The gardens themselves did seem to suggest some interesting possibilities for photography although as my friend and 'client' Judy Thompson rightly pointed out it should primarily be about the clothes and not about the garden or house.


On the day we got busy with an early start and the weather looked great so we cracked on with plan A.  The premise of the photo shoot was to put together a series of photographs that could be used to promote the up and coming fashion events at this years Great Yorkshire Show 2012. Judy and Bernadette Gledhill, Fashion show coordinator, had contacted a number of fashion designers who sent along some different outfits and a few or the designers actually came along on the day.  Ginetta cars also bought along a mouth watering G4 race car and one of their newest G60 super cars for the shoot  along with their recently launched clothing range.  Also their Managing Director Lawrence Tomlinson dropped by to say hi. Throw into the mix a stylist, make-up artist and some great models (Isabel Mason,  Shareal Mackay, Charlotte Girdwood and Jonny Laidler ) and you have eight hours of busy fun starting with the first range of the day...


Ginetta - Lifestyle Range

First we did the PR shots with owner of Ginetta and the designers....
Lawrence Tomlinson, Becky Milne and Laura Tomlinson.
Owner of the car company Ginetta , Lawrence Tomlinson, with the designers of the first Ginetta fashion collection, Becky Milne, and Laura Tomlinson, right. The collection will make its debut on the catwalk at the 2012 Great Yorkshire Show   pic: Doug Jackson Photography

Lawrence Tomlinson with Ginetta G4 clasic car
Owner of the car company Ginetta , Lawrence Tomlinson, with the designers of the first Ginetta fashion collection, Becky Milne, and Laura Tomlinson, right. The collection will make its debut on the catwalk at the Great Yorkshire Show   pic: Doug Jackson Photography
Owner of the car company Ginetta , Lawrence Tomlinson, with model Isobel Mason wearing clothes from the range. The collection will make its debut on the catwalk at the Great Yorkshire Show   pic: Doug Jackson Photography
As well as the above PR shots and similar set-up the first clothing shots of the day were of the new Ginetta range designed by Laura and Becky, pictured above.
Ginetta Clothing Range
Model: Jonny Laidler   Clothes: Ginetta   Lighting: Two wireless 430ex triggered by Pocket Wizard Flex System   pic: Doug Jackson Photography
We needed shots with and without the cars so we scouted a nice alleyway of trees just near the orange G60 to save time.



Model: Jonny Laidler   Clothes: Ginetta   Lighting: Two wireless 430ex triggered by Pocket Wizard Flex System
Model: Jonny Laidler / Clothes: Ginetta  / Lighting: non! Spot metered
f2.8 on the Canon L70-200mm.  pic: Doug Jackson Photography
I tried to shoot a mixture of ambient and flash but quite frankly the light was a bit flat and for a mix of print media - ie newspapers and magazine as well as websites - its wise to hav a bit of punch (ie conrtrast) to the image. 

Model: Jonny Laidler Clothes: Ginetta Lighting: Two wireless 430ex
Different Feel to these. Less natural... Model: Jonny Laidler / Clothes: Ginetta
Lighting: Cross lit with two 430 ex flashes.      pic: Doug Jackson Photography

Jonny Laidler and Carlotte Girdwood
Models: Jonny Laidler and Charlotte Girdwood/ Clothes: Ginetta
Lighting: Cross lit with two 430 ex flashes wireless setup for subtle fill
 All shot on manual          pic: Doug Jackson Photography


Model: Charlotte Girdwood / Clothes: Ginetta
Lighting: non. Charlotte was so easy to work with on this
shoot and looked great too!!      pic: Doug Jackson Photography


Model: Isobel Mason and Jonny / Clothes: Ginetta
Lighting: non.              pic: Doug Jackson Photography


Model: Isobel Mason  / Clothes: Ginetta
Lighting: wireless flash for fill    pic: Doug Jackson Photography
Once the Ginetta Shots were done we did various other ranges including Brook Tavener, Roger Meake, Kelly Ewing and evn some knitwear from Craven College. I have chosen a selection below.

 pic: Doug Jackson Photography

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The Final shots of the day were of Charlottle Girdwood in the amazing Jubilee dress :
A dress designed by Leeds fashion designer Kelly Ewing will be unveiled on the catwalk at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. Kelly has already designed outfits for X-Factor contestants Little Mix and Amelia Lily.Designed in red, white and blue, the dress celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Pics Below:


Charlotte Girdwood model Kelly Ewings Jubilee Dress. pic: Doug Jackson
Charlotte Girdwood model Kelly Ewings Jubilee Dress. pic: Doug Jackson

Charlotte Girdwood model Kelly Ewings Jubilee Dress. pic: Doug Jackson
Charlotte Girdwood model Kelly Ewings Jubilee Dress. pic: Doug Jackson

So a successfull shoot but did it get the coverage that was needed to promote the fashion show at the Great Yorkshire Show? ...  What do you think?  



The Yorkshire Post used the images well in the magazine as well as on the front of the newspaper. Many other websites also picked up on the fashions as well as the Jubilee Dress....Nice work Judy.
If you would like a stroll around Doug Jackson Photography's Website just follow the link..

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