Photography

White Noise Editorial

For my first editorial since the launch of my new website I wanted to strip everything back and keep things simple, but still giving a sense of who I am as a photographer and what drives me artistically. I would say there are a few defining elements to my work that identify who I am as a creative and the aesthetic that I typically go for.

  • Clean (but not necessarily minimal)

Personally I don’t like a lot of clutter in my images so I tend to stay away from quite busy backgrounds where theres a lot going on. The focus always has to be on the subject and anything that I find too distracting I’ll generally remove. Particularly in this shoot I’ve kept the background simple with clean walls and minimal props, but that’s not always the case in my work.

  • Characterisation

Before going into a shoot I make sure I have a clear idea of the type of character I’m portraying. There doesn’t necessarily always have to be a story, but I do like to know the mood that I want to get across and make sure the expressions are in line with that. I’ll use a mood board (always Pinterest) to develop my concepts prior to the shoot and I’ll include ideas for characters and poses that will compliment the aesthetic. Once I have an idea for the type of look and attitude I want, hair and makeup is usually the next step.

  • Cohesive

One of the key components to an editorial is that the images are cohesive as a set. Once I’ve edited them all individually I will place them side by side in Photoshop and decide which ones aren’t as strong as the others. Lots of different elements can link images together such as the same location, colour schemes, attitude etc but it’s important that the whole editorial has a similar feel. I also think the position of images within an editorial is highly important, so when I create diptychs I’ll spend time pairing images off and deciding the ones that work best together based on composition and crop.

I hope you enjoy White Noise and I’m excited to start sharing more work.

Photography/Styling/Creative Direction/Hair and Makeup all done myself.

 

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  1. Alyse (J.X.L.)

    September 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    The clean and cohesive aesthetic is so strong in this editorial! I really like how well you’ve white balanced these shots, too.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog (and no, I haven’t really studied photography aside from an intro course in high school). :]
    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Alyse! Was so impressed by those shots too that surprises me x

  2. molly

    September 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    You are seriously stunning! Love this look.

    Xx
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

  3. Eva

    September 17, 2016 at 12:35 am

    there’s definitely a strong sense of a unified aesthetic, love these photos!

    whatevawears.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Violette

    September 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Looking so pretty and minimalist! Love it!

    http://violettedaily.com/

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Violette!

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you xx

  5. SOCIETY FIX

    September 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I love the pic so much.
    How about we follow each other on bloglovin’? Follow me and I’ll follow you back.
    http://societyfix.blogspot.com.eg/

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Hey, yeah of course x

  6. Lora

    September 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    The pictures are gorgeous! I totally agree, as much as it is tempting to photograph something interesting that’s going on in the background, the thing that best translates in screen is just a simplistic and clean composition!

    Xx, Lora | https://www.cherrycolastyle.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      So true! Glad you like them xx

  7. Carina

    September 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I love wearing white and your skirt is so cool!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Carina! xx

  8. Dominika Płachta

    September 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I love this outfit! ♥

    http://roseaud.blogspot.com/

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Me too! haha xx

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Aland xx

  9. Alice

    September 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I loved hearing about your thoughts behind this shoot, it’s really interesting to see your ideas and how you plan things. I think the images look great, I love the one where you’re slightly in motion and there’s a window behind you.

    alicered.co.uk

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 18, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Alice! Im glad you enjoy this one, they’ll be more up soon! xx

  10. CAMILLAESI

    September 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    great photos ????

    hugs<3
    http://camillaesi.se

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you!

  11. Tessy

    September 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

    You look so cute on this outfit pretty!

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Tessy! x

  12. Shloka

    September 19, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Gorgeous! I love the outfit as well, the metallic pop is perfect!

    x
    Shloka
    thesilksneaker.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you x

  13. Gabrielle

    September 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    You’ve certainly summarised your style of photography well – it’s brilliant! I love the styling in this post by the way.
    aglassofice.com
    x

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Gabrielle! Glad you enjoyed it x

  14. Elise

    September 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Great shots, you look so cute

    http://www.zekalin.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Aw thanks 🙂

  15. Jalisa

    September 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    This was such a great read because it gave me some insight into the mind of a photographer. As a fashion blogger who’s husband takes her photos (no professional training experience, btw!) tips like these really inspire me and give me a new perspective on what I can consider. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Aw I’m so glad I could help! I’ll be including some random bits & bobs on photography for every editorial I post so stay tuned 🙂

  16. Kandja Sylla

    September 20, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I just love the simplicity of your pics. It maybe simple but I find it elegant and classy. You’re really cohesive in bringing out your concept and inspo. Great post! xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/amazing-dragon-fruit-benefits/

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks so much!

  17. Fowzia Madar

    September 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I love this outfit! the skirt is beautiful,

    Fowzia|Crazy4ties

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks so much!

  18. Eva | dark-rebel.com

    September 24, 2016 at 8:45 am

    You look amazing! totally in love with your style

    xxx, Eva
    http://www.dark-rebel.com

    1. emmanmh.com

      September 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Aw thanks Eva! x

  19. Deepti

    September 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I love this look. It really is very editorial!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

  20. Emily Lavenders

    September 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Love the minimalist vibes, you look so great! x

    emilylavenders.com

  21. Tania

    October 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Such a beautiful look hun!! You are stunning

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

    1. emmanmh.com

      October 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks girl 🙂

  22. Allie Mackin

    October 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Hey I loved reading this and got some great tips from this, and the photos are stunning as is the model.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  23. Sakuranko

    October 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Oh very cute pics darling!
    xx

    1. emmanmh.com

      October 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  24. The Rue Collective

    October 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    These shots are so beautiful! Really great photography tips as well.

    1. emmanmh.com

      October 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much!

  25. diana

    November 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I love this look! Minimal but the added detail and shape really give this outfit a wow factor x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/introducing-lilli-jahilo/

  26. Marta

    November 26, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I love everything about this post! Beautiful pictures 🙂
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    LA VEINE

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