Ghost Mannequin Photography in Delhi NCR | India
(Invisible Mannequin Photography services in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon)
Apparel business requires a lot of demonstration of clothes in different ways. Therefore, it is important to implement creative ways to demonstrate the outfits to the users. In this mannequins play an important role to give a shape to the product rather than just displaying on some flat surface. Sometimes model shoot is an expensive choice to portray the products. But then mannequin shoot is the best way out to be considered for this purpose. Many times in product photography we use the concept of the ghost mannequin to display apparels. It is also known as "invisible mannequin,” “3D mannequin,” or “hollow man. It is a post production technique to give a better touch to the products.
The effect of ghost mannequin photography come through by taking multiple photographs of a product on a model or mannequin, and later combine the photos to remove the mannequin used during the shoot in the post-production editing. This will give a real-life appearance to all the apparels. And you can easily display it online. The whole process is based on the simple technique but the execution of it might take some time.
Read on to know how you can use the invisible mannequin techniques for the shoot.
Photography assets and examples
Invisible mannequin images are a combination of multiple photographs. These type of images are also known as composite images. For this, the sets of images are taken on the body. And then the rest on white foam board. How many images you use for this purpose depends on the shape and the cut of the product and details illustrated through the model or mannequin of the cloth. I remember, I met a ghost mannequin photographer in Delhi, he was using this white foam board in most of his shoots.
Planning your photography
The first step to take up the invisible mannequin photos is to take the picture of the product on a model or a mannequin from different angles preferably back and front. If you choose model over the mannequin then take a still or static pose for the best output. For the model keep the makeup minimal with hair bunched up together, to give a clear-cut picture of the apparel. It will also be beneficial in the post-production process especially editing. Also, white mannequins are best as they have a non-reflective surface, which can easily blend with the white background. Keep a point to put the limbs out of the frame of your mannequin has arms and legs. In the planning stage, you also need to finalize the right of the garment for the mannequin. There are a lot of people from fashion industry who are opting for ghost mannequin photography over fashion photography. I got to know about this more when I had received reviews about ghost mannequin photography from various fashion photographer in Delhi and other parts of India.
It is a must to create high-quality images to execute the invisible mannequin technique effectively. A low-quality image degrades the invisible mannequin effect and is also less appealing to the viewers. To carry out high-quality image photo shoot you must be well versed with the camera and lighting techniques.
For perfect execution, the placement of the equipment plays an important part. During the planning part also examine carefully the type of apparel you have to photograph. For example, capturing tops require different angle techniques like you have to position the camera in a way that it is in the direct level with the chest area. Make sure to avoid too high and low angles as it can give a tapered look to the garment. The lens best suitable for this purpose is the telephoto lens. It helps to capture images without much distortion or inaccuracy. The studio place should be spacious to adjust the camera and tripod, two studio lights and umbrellas spaced evenly apart on either side of the product, and a backdrop.
You can also create a 3D image with the invisible mannequin technique. For this, click images of the front and the back of the top. Then in the next step, hang the product with the help of white foam board and retake the front and the back of the product. The foam board shots will assist you to combine the images during the postproduction phase. Just remember to use the same setup especially lighting to get the consistent look. You can also mark the position where you placed the mannequin before to avoid the confusion later. This will also enable the same location and height of the foam board. Thus finally in the post-production phase, it will help to give the invisible mannequin effect.
Post-production of Ghost Mannequin shoot Images
The post-production you can always opt for either doing the editing yourself or to hire a professional image editor. To create an invisible mannequin effect can be done simply through software like Adobe Photoshop. Also, make sure to give attention to the details while photographing each product. You can always opt out of this editing task by hiring professionals. You can start by creating layers for both mannequin images and white foam images. Then in step 2, you can use the selection tool to select the mannequin image. In the next step refine the image and select a mask to remove all the background and mannequin. You can use the refine edge tool for this purpose. In the next step, combine the images for the invisible mannequin effect. Now, remove all the unnecessary parts of the foam board layer. You can hide your mannequin layer to get the unrequired part cleared. And in the last part add some shadows to it. Add it between the layer to give some depth to the product. Now save all the images for your future reference also.
In option 2: you can always use our services to save the time and to get the best results. We have specialized professionals who can build the best catalog for your products. We are the top ranked photography studio in Delhi who are more than capable of producing the best images of any product category. And it's worth saving your time. Now, through these guidelines, you can enhance your displaying skills of the products for best review.