Nikon Presents: Z Creator Fashion Photography Workshop coming June 26th

 

Hey!!!👋🏼  How are you guys?

 

It’s been ages but I’m here! Just been buried with business ventures and exciting collaborations.

So here is one I would love to share with you!!!

🔜   Coming 26th of June, I’ve partnered with Nikon Australia to bring you a one day fashion photography workshop.

 

This is what I’ll be covering…

☑️. How to plan for a fashion photoshoot (Featuring Bally fashion)

☑️. How to prepare a photoshoot brief

☑️. How to direct and style a professional model

☑️. The benefits of the mirrorless to create fashion images

 

This will be your chance to play with Nikon mirrorless Z cameras and ask me questions. The mirrorless cameras has literally broaden my photography horizon that I can’t EVEN explain how career-changing it has been for me. It has literally opened the doors to venture into film making and I’m all IN. I find creating compelling + impactful short stories for Brands is incredibly fulfilling because I can add so much emotion and sound to my story-telling. And of-course the mirrorless has enabled me to do just that.

You are probably wondering why now? Well that’s because 5 years ago, the technology wasn’t advanced enough to allow me to be nimble and use two hands. Remember those awful huge gimbals and monopods???

Thank God it’s now possible to be more agile and creative with our angles!

 

Anyway I could go on and on about it, but why not come and join my fashion workshop to find out more?

 

➡️   All the details are here … (LINK)  ⬅️

 

Enjoy and can’t wait to meet you!

 

xx Karen

 

Bring on the Australian Open 2020 thanks to KIA Australia

Bring on the Australian Open 2020!

I was one of the lucky few who was invited to an exclusive grand unveiling of the KIA’s mighty new beast, Seltos Studios, Kia’s smallest and coolest SUV car. More than a decade ago, KIA cars had the reputation of being cheap. But now, that stigma has long gone. KIA have raised the bar and have created the ultimate small SUV that is tech-smart and style-conscious. More edgier, beefed up, and drives well. It was designed with “successful job graduates” in mind which starts from a price tag of $30-45K.

If you visit the Australian Open, I suggest you head over to the grand slam oval, and drop into the KIA marquee to take a look at the Seltos Studio. Make sure you get your tennis shoes on for the ultimate dance-off, evolution style to win daily prizes at Seltos Studios activation.

Images by Alan Woo.

Fashion Editorial: Old Skool Suburbia with Bally and Antoni Topic

Inspired by the outskirts of Melbourne, we are taken back to the 80s with old school television and dvd sets, windows wrapped in gift wrapping paper and greenery. This fashion editorial features my favourite luxury designer brand, Bally and model Antoni Topic (represented by Kult Australia) as the star of this story.

 

How street style has impacted my Fashion Photography career

Running a Photography business, defining your brand and who you want to be as a successful Fashion Photographer is daunting if you don’t know where to begin. This June 2018 (22-25), I will be speaking at Refocus Retreat 4 day conference for Women in the Photography Business who want to take their photography to the next level.

I will share how street style has impacted my fashion photography career; use case studies to discuss how I have approached each fashion photography project; reflect on my experiences and business decisions so you will leave the session with greater knowledge and how to kick start your fashion photography career.

For in-depth and hands-on workshops, please register to my two part photography workshop series:

 

WORKSHOP 1: Creating the perfect fashion editorial

Karen Woo’s fashion editorial work have appeared in international and Australian magazines from The Rake Japan, Plaza Uomo to the Collective Hub. Watch and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how Karen works closely with her Art Director/Fashion Stylist, Emily Edwards to create the perfect fashion editorial for clients. She will discuss and show her process of developing creative concepts, working with lighting and fashion styling while she works with her subject to capture a series of storytelling images. The photoshoot will be set up outdoors (if weather permits) using portable Profoto lighting equipment. Cameras are welcome to take behind the scenes images but is not mandatory for the workshop.

 

WORKSHOP 2: Creating compelling social content (proudly sponsored by 3INA makeup brand)

In this workshop, Karen will help you find your unique style and teach you how to understand your client, pitch a creative idea and create engaging stills/film on your social media platforms. Karen will be proudly working with a global makeup brand, 3INA Makeup to show you ways to visually tell 3INA Makeup brand’s story. Each student will be gifted a box of 3INA Makeup products to create their own social media content, then post it live at the end of the workshop. All students are encouraged to bring a camera (IPhone, compact camera is acceptable) and additional props for flat lay purposes.

The first 10 students will receive a 10% discount when they use my code “heykarenwoo”.

If you have any further questions, please email me at hey@karenwoo.com.au.

I hope to see you there x

Thank you BALLY and MOSS & SPY for my look below:

Suzy bag // BALLY
metallic coat // MOSS & SPY
heels // BALENCIAGA

Creative Direction by KAREN WOO
Photography by ALAN WOO

VAMFF 2018 David Jones Backstage Highlights

After a super long vacay in Hong Kong, I’m so glad to be back on the fashion week scene, this time at the back of house capturing my favourite runway looks at VAMFF. Tonight’s runway show was presented by David Jones; and hair and makeup by Priceline Pharmacy. This season was all about the patterns, hound tooth and plaid blazers, and pointy boots. If you were to ask me what’s my favourite, I would have to say the hound tooth long coat with this beautiful gathered back by Bianca Spender, and Jessica Gomes’s heavenly floral shirt and flared silk pants! I also loved the caramel and electric blue colour combination. Ok it’s your turn, tell me what is yours!

 

self-portrait by Vincent Calderon @yourensemble
bag // BALLY
red blazer // MOSS & SPY
white T-shirt and wide legged denim pants // UNIQLO
sneakers // SKETCHERS