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Being Creative with Tulle

Creating beautiful tulle dresses for your clients does not need to be difficult or expensive. Sue demonstrates how you can use tulle to simply and quickly create on-the-spot dresses for your models with very little material.

 

Working with Tulle

Sue demonstrates multiple ways to drape tulle and create dresses with different necklines using a mannequin.
Items Used:

  • References the black sash video
  • Needle and thread
  • Tulle (Sue uses 12 yards as an example)
  • Miniature roses (available at Michael’s)

Key Things to Take Away:

 

  • Tulle can be used to make beautiful dresses for your clients
  • You can do multiple looks with tulle (ex: off the shoulder, strapless, halter)
  • Try doing an internet search for different dress variations for ideas

 

Shoot with Tan Tulle

Sue takes you through a photo shoot with a client using several yards of tan tulle.

Items Used:

  • References the black sash video
  • $2 necklace from a discount jewelry store (simple circular “ring” necklace in gold and silver to use for a halter neck)
  • Tulle fabric (Sue uses 12 yards as an example)
  • Nude slip and black slip (stretchy so that they fit more bodies)

Key Things to Take Away:

 

  • Tulle has lots of great movement, which can look great in a shoot.
  • If you don’t have a circular “ring” necklace, you can use a ribbon
  • For dance style photos, wrapping the head/hair with a small piece of tulle adds to the ballet dancer look
  • You can twist and pin a smaller piece of tulle to create arm, shoulder, or neck pieces
  • Sue focuses on a feminine, beautiful style that is desired by her clients. She doesn’t focus on “hypersexual” shots when photographing the female form.
  • As you pose your client, look for beautiful shapes. Continue to move them until you see the shape that looks beautiful. Rotate them and explore the movement to keep looking for beautiful poses.
  • You can get the ballet dancer look with someone who isn’t a dancer by using tan or nude tulle tulle and exploring movement with you client. Keep moving them around until you see the beautiful shot
  • Letting your clients freestyle doesn’t usually work the way you want it to. Slow them down and control their movements

Shoot with Green Tulle

Sue demonstrates a live photo shoot using tulle by wrapping her client to create a dress.

Items Used:

 

Key Things to Take Away:

 

  • Tulle can be used to make beautiful dresses for your clients
  • You can do multiple looks with tulle (ex: off the shoulder, strapless, halter)
  • If a pose with the tulle doesn’t work, keep moving your client and moving the tulle to get the look that you want
  • Using tulle to “cocoon” a maternity client can work really well

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