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Redhead Alert

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I thought I would warn everybody in case you have an anaphylactic reaction to gorgeous redheads – like your eyes popping out of your head :-)

This started as a standard on white light setup using two B400 Bees to light the backdrop. Then I added a large PLM with a B1600 at the back of the studio to light the room. Then a B400 with a beauty dish as a key was added. My standard 4 light system for…

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Redhead Alert

I thought I would warn everybody in case you have an anaphylactic reaction to gorgeous redheads – like your eyes popping out of your head :-)

This started as a standard on white light setup using two B400 Bees to light the backdrop. Then I added a large PLM with a B1600 at the back of the studio to light the room. Then a B400 with a beauty dish as a key was added. My standard 4 light system for…

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Wood Nymph on Flickr.

Faizah ventured into the woods with Hassan and I to get this shot. This was more of a practice shoot but we got a few frames worth a second look.

Purple sure is her colour.

5D2 with a 580ExII. Shot at f2 using a 135L Prime. Not the best light setup but easier that carting around the Vagabonds and Bees.

Ivana on Flickr.

Brand new to the modelling world is Ivana. Her mom brought her by for a family portrait and to see how she would do in front of a camera. She did GREAT! We started out with some head shots - separate and together - and when I noticed Ivana had gained some confidence we coaxed her into some advanced poses. I walked her through using vowels and eye and head circles, eye and ear lines, counter turns, emoting, geometry and other tricks and techniques that are part of assembling the perfect pose.

She arrived a studio virgin - first time modelling - and left with confidence, understanding and a knowledge of how to prepare for her next shoot.

She’s just 15 and that is a perfect age to get started as a model. There aren’t very many younger models out there so she will find lots of opportunities to learn and grow. When she hits 18 - when the modelling field gets fuller she will already have confidence and experience and know her way around a studio. That’s an important advantage. Models like athletes share a short prime time when they have the best/most opportunities and she’ll hit the ground running.

You GO girl :-)

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Lifestyle Shoot ~ A Day in the Dorm on Flickr.

This is quite different for me. I’m a studio shooter and rarely leave that comfort zone. Then the other day I was called in to do a lifestyle shoot in a classy apartment available for the occasion. I grabbed what I though I would need - which wasn’t what I needed at all - and headed off not knowing what to expect. I worked with another local shooter with a radically different style. I was wondering how our photos would combine as we had a “shot list” to fulfill and our lighting/shooting style is soooo different. Patrick lit the model and went for an edgy look while I opted to light the room to get a documentary look. He shot in the living area while I concentrated on shooting “a day in the dorm” in the adjacent bedroom.

The colours were nice and neutral so I bounced light off the walls with a PLM behind to create the window light effect seen here. A beauty dish added some front fill. Two lights total.

A big thanks to Ivan Sutton for letting me be a part of this and seeing what it’s like to do this kind of location work. This will be handy experience if I ever try my hand at real estate photography or something for resort/hotel promotion etc….

Brooke in Landscape on Flickr.

A landscape of Brooke in 2014.

Brooke is a fitness buff trying out modelling. She can make it in either field I’d say.

Try out purpleport here. It’s like Model Mayhem but I like the features and image quality much better. It loads faster too.

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Here’s another on Flickr.

Everyone seemed to like the last photo of Brooke so here’s another from the same shoot. Same light setup too.

It’s actually the kind of lighting setup I would use for Corporate Headshots in the studio. A few photos back you can find how it works with male fashion:

flic.kr/p/oT9ycE It’s a nice high class sort o look that can be tweaked for different effects.

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Meet Brooke on Flickr.

Brooke is a fitness buff and a lifter. Just look at those arms!

She wants to get a foot in the door as a fashion model and gave me a call. We decided on a fashion style shoot with a two light setup. I used a high gridded beauty dish camera left and a large bookend 8’ x 8’ camera right. This turned the black seamless a nice grey. The lens is a 135L Prime set at f5.6

Keep an eye out for more of her. I get the feeling she’ll rise to the top.

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