“There are always flowers for those who want to see them” Henri Matisse
Hey there Vintage fans, the fine folks at Rokit Vintage have asked me to do a Winter look book, so I managed to persuade my girl Jen from the Little Birdie blog to come along to Temple Newsham stately home in Yorkshire, for a low light, dark and moody photoshoot. This was just THE perfect location (albeit a little cold in my strappy dress) to be able to show these glorious dresses in all their retro glory.
Rokit Vintage, offers gritty Camden cool at a snip of a price. The brand started life as a stall in London’s iconic Camden Market in 1986 specialising in vintage denim thrifted from American cowboys (how cool is that!). The team say they have an “unrivalled selection of vintage caters for 50s gals to 90s dudes and every discernable street style and catwalk trend in between”. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and treat yourself. It is nearly Christmas right?!
90s vintage velvet cocktail dress
70s original folk prairie dress
As an added bonus here’s a few pro photography tips for your perusal, if you are interested in getting an in the moment- I promise I am not posting – DSLR shot. I learnt these tips from Jen who finally persuaded me to take my camera out of Auto and into manual mode. These are just summary points, of course, but good to know if you fancy trying out some of the effects we achieved below.
Two ways to capture movement and motion with your DSLR
1.Use your shutter speeds
Motion can be captured by shutter speed you select. You can select your shutter speed thorough Manual (M) mode if you have an EOS DSLR. In summary, the faster a shutter speed allows you to freeze motion and gives a sharper focus, whilst a slower shutter speed gives you an arty looking blur.
2.Shooting multiple exposures
A number of recent EOS cameras include a multiple exposure settings alongside continuous shooting mode to capture different time frames of a single shot. Jen also used a tripod for some of the shots, which really helped to reduce camera movement.
All images taken by Jen from Little Birdie
Dresses from Rokit Vintage