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In this tutorial, we show how to photograph a blazer on a ghost mannequin using PhotoRobot’s Cube and automation software.
This fashion photography tutorial demonstrates how to photograph a blazer on a ghost mannequin. Thanks to removable pieces, ghost mannequins allow you to photograph clothing as if an invisible model is wearing it.
To create the ghost mannequin effect with PhotoRobot systems, we deploy the_Cube, our mannequin, and PhotoRobot_Controls for editing and automation. The_Cube, with its design for quick mannequin exchange, ensures a smooth workflow when photographing multiple items.
Meanwhile, PhotoRobot software for automation and control of the photoshoot drastically reduces post production times and time-to-web. This is especially valuable when photographing more than one blazer or numerous pieces of apparel in a single day.
Want to see the photoshoot for yourself? This tutorial will guide you through the process. We’ll share how to photograph a blazer on a ghost mannequin, including what cameras, lighting, and equipment to use.
The very core of our setup for ghost mannequin photography on a blazer is PhotoRobot’s_Cube. This robot transforms into a rotating mannequin for fashion photography, and it has a system for quick mannequin exchange.
Then, with PhotoRobot_Controls, we can create and automate style guides, and we have a special function we call Chromakey. With these, you can automate mannequin pole removal from final images, and composite photos to create a ghost mannequin effect.
Other than our product photography robot, you also need the following equipment in the studio.
Firstly, we need to prepare to take photos of the front side of our blazer. To do this, it’s necessary to remove as much of the chest area as possible from the torso.
We need to show the inner lining of the blazer without the mannequin visible. Make sure you remove enough of the chest to compensate for the lower cut of the blazer’s lapel.
Then, move onto the bottom of the ghost mannequin. Here, remove parts until the inner lining at the bottom of the blazer is visible.
Next, it’s time to dress our mannequin for the photoshoot. Fit the mannequin’s arms into the sleeves and pull the blazer on.
Then, button up the blazer, just as you would dressing yourself. Again check there’s a clear view of the inner lining and the mannequin is invisible from your desired angle.
When satisfactory, we can then move onto styling the arms and sleeves of our mannequin.
In this step, you need to align the mannequin arms and shoulders, ensuring each side is level.
Also, extend the arms out in a way that creates space between the torso and the arms. This gives the blazer a more “worn” rather than flat look.
From here, style the sleeves and underarms so they are level and there are no visible creases. You also don’t want any of the blazer’s material to bunch up around the underarms. This is the area that will give the most depth to your shots and help to completely round out the apparel.
And just like that, now you can photograph the blazer on the ghost mannequin. Move to the PhotoRobot control station, and begin the process.
Here, capturing your images takes no time, and the process becomes routine on any torso.
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