Bouncing Gel Lighting, for this lighting set up I used two boards to bounce light on to my model. I added a turquoise Gel on one light and a Blue light on the other one and for the second shoot I changed the blue Gel for a red one. The set up created a 3d effect around my model.
Over the next few weeks I will be developing my portfolio with Colour Gels. The aim is to have 5-10 High end images, I will be testing different techniques and also linking my colours to the feelings the image will express. I will also look at Colour theory, this plays a important part in Fashion photography. For my first test shoot I wanted to keep the same model and same look but change the colour of my gels to see if the image feels different. As you can see below by changing the colours the images are either warm or cold. Colour Theory click on the link to learn more about Colour Theory
Before and after of a location in a gym shoot. The lighting set up wasn’t brilliant so getting the desired effect wasn’t easy. In this tutorial I will show the techniques I used to transform a ordinary image into an eye catching one.
Magazine Feedback Please scroll to bottom to leave feedback,this is the first draft with out text and also missing the last page which I am working on. Just a heads up these are two pages side by side thanks.
Creating a brush in Photoshop is helpful when editing in photoshop.. Normally I will download a brush but this week I decided to create a dust brush in photoshop. It is simpler than I first thought. I have attached a video to show how this technique was achieved.
This shoot was called the Tea Project and Deconstruction and Reconstruction for Daniela Santos. Her work is really creative, so showing the detail would be a challenge. This week I have been working on two different shoots for fashion students. The layout for this shoot is slightly different to the previous shoot. For this one, I have shown the full body image but also cropped in to show the intricate work she has done. An interesting fact that I learned today was while shooting models of different skin tones, their skin tones react differently under the studio lights. My lighting set up that I used for Lolita, was too harsh on this shoot and created blown out spots on my model – playing around with the position of lights and moving my lights closer to the my model helped. This works because the light traveling from the light to the model becomes stronger and harsher, so having a light closer to the model reduces this effect.
Welcome to the Lolita Shoot. At the end of last week I was really busy working with Hashabiah – a Fashion student. She will be helping me with my upcoming fashion shoot for a magazine project I am working on. When I first took on the project, I thought it would be an easy 2 week project but 2 weeks into it, I am starting to panic and wonder if I am in over my head. I have recruited students from different departments to help with the project and take some of the strain off me: I have help with hair, make up and fashion – all working as a team to produce a magazine. In my fashion test shoot I showed some of the different techniques, and in this post I will show and explain the layout of two pages that I am working on. I’ve made some changes in the direction that my model is facing – because all the models were facing the same direction and as a result, all the images looked the same – even tho the models were different. When they were all facing the same direction I felt that it watered down the quality of the […]
Below are some of the images I have been working on over the Christmas break. I have been playing around with High-pass which a a photoshop technique to improve skin. I have also been developing my own style. As you can see from the series all the images have a similar look even tho the models come from different ethnic backgrounds. To achieve this look with a three light set up and two black boards to absorb the lighting. This makes the image sharper. The backdrop is white with two stone lights which help to brighten up the image. The back drop lighting set up also creates a separation, from the light bouncing of the backdrop. This shoot is prep for a magazine I will be producing in February, this lighting and final shoot will go to the fashion, makeup and hair. They can then give feedback and decide on the direction of the final shoot. For the second shoot I have swaped my lighting setup around so instead of using the white background to shop my model I have used two soft boxes, what this does is create a soft outline around my model. This technique […]