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22.4.10

19 Behind the Scenes: RealLiving Magazine





I came across these awesome images on freelance writer, Belinda Graham's blog, The Happy Home of how stylists and photographers bring together a shoot for a magazine. This one, a behind-the-scenes look at a RealLiving's photo shoot for their May 2010 issue doing a kids room. She also wrote a post on how it all happens, a must-read if you're interested in that kind of stuff. Lots of great info on all the work involved to make it all come together.

thehappyhomeblog.com
realliving.ninemsn.com.au






19 comments:

Artfulife said...

So fun to see the process. All these years I kinda thought they were taking pictures of "real" kids rooms. The jokes on me, lol.

prince said...

great nice to know behind this..:)

regards: ronel

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great to see the process.

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

I'm always curious about what is happening behind the scene. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa@Suger Coat It said...

Wow. So interesting. Thanks for sharing a cool link. I am VERY interested.

Erin said...

It is so interesting to see what they start with and how it turns out. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Just have to say it's humorous to see a mag called Real Living...where none of the rooms shown are real.

Now, I don't feel so bad about my boys' room. ;)

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Very interesting posting. Even though the rooms are "fake", I love what they did to each and every one of them.

Helena said...

That's really interesting. I suppose I am pretty naive, because I always assumed that the pictures were taken in real rooms. SIGH.

Momichka said...

Thanks for sharing the pics from the creative process. I always like to see how a spread is made.

Quick question: Is the rug from the first few photos from Ikea (do you know by any chance?).

Thanks,


Marija

Tara said...

I always thought they were pictures from perfect peoples' homes too! Ha! And that's completely ridiculous isn't it considering I used to work for a staging (real estate) company, and a high-end interior designer...

ever gullible,
tara
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

Alejandra Ramos said...

I love the behind the scenes images!

tamara said...

LOVE this! xx

belinda said...

hi guys
thanks for linking to my post. just wanted to let you know that a lot of spaces in mags are actually shot in real people's homes/rooms. but ocassionally for shoots highlighting trends, shopping shoots (like this one), "best of the best" etc, they'll use a studio.

using a studio allows stylists to colour the walls, use wallpaper, different floorings and really allow the decor and furniture to be the focus rather than architecture. also, if we shot in a real room all the time, it'd just be white walls and floorboards! very samey!

a good mix is best - which is what real living and most mags will do - but if you didn't realise they were sets, the goal has been achieved! too often the images from studio shoots can look empty and staged, but if it's nice to know these looked like real rooms!

jan said...

Thanks Belinda for the insight and the beautiful inspiration!

belinda said...

pleasure! just to clarify (just realised what you wrote!) I'm not an editor there anymore. I used to be, now I'm a freelance writer who contributes regularly for them! x

jan said...

Thanks for clarifying Belinda - I fixed that in the post.

Matilou alias Anne Cresci said...

Well that is really inetersting ! thanks :)
And no, I hadn't seen at all that thy were stages so yes, well done !

And somehow it makes me feel less bad about not having just a wonderful and perct little room for my kids ;)

Jewelry said...

really interesting & very inspiring ...