Pre Christmas Workshop and not a trace of Christmas in sight - part 1

December 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

We held another workshop recently but this time we were hosted by Firstscene a studio run by Alan and Jan in Totton, Southampton.

This is a great little studio, ideal for the three of us to spend the afternoon creating images and having a laugh.

We were lucky enough to have the services of MUA Suzanne from Ashkeys.com and models Avant Garde, DBrew and Nicola Franklin which gave us loads of variety and lots for Suzanne to do!

We started with Dan (DBrew) and looked at lighting his bare torso to emphasise his muscles. Moving the lights to see the effect it had.

Nichola is a fitness competition champion and personal trainer so we used a large softbox to get a lovely soft light to again show off her tone.

Adding Dan and adjusting the softbox to give an even coverage of both of them produced this advertising style shot. I can see this on a bill board with a Gym logo and a motivational byline.

Changing the lighting so it came across Nicola and adding a spot onto the black backdrop gave a completely different feel and by adding a hoodie top and gloves changed the look and a gritty post process gave a great final image.

Next up was Jade (Avant Garde) and I had wanted to shoot some handbag product advertising images so Suzanne was kind enough to bring along some of hers for us to use.

Now Jade has this amazing pin stipe trouser suit type outfit with an outrageous corset which I really wanted to use.

I set the soft box up to camera right at about head height and slightly angled down and added a honeycomb gridded reflector light to illuminate the handbag.

Losing the gridded light I shot a couple of further images with different handbags getting Jade to adopt quirky poses and I wanted the look to be 'different'.

In the next part I try and recreate a Horst classic, we do some hi-key and produce a Samson and Delilah image.

See you guys soon.


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