So I’m still testing the raw sun light look and Andi was nice enough to drop by the studio to help out. Andi did her own hair and makeup and she did a great job. She obviously paid attention to Tammy Pore during our first shoot together. This was Andi’s second shoot ever and she’s really catching on. I think the hardest thing for new models to do is keep the eyes small. I normally have to say “squeeze up the eyes” continually during a shoot for every new model.
Today I shot with my Profoto hardbox but I added my Elinchrom Octo camera left . I didn’t notice when I was shooting that I had a double shadow, bummer. I was just looking at her face and I liked what I saw so I decided to go with it. I wanted to keep the contrast in her cheekbones, but not too dark, thus the fill camera left. I should of kept the fill light straight on.
I had my HMI low shining up into her eyes to add more eye color.
The dress Andi is wearing is bright red and looks total stripper but I liked the graphic lines. She was limited to how she could move in the dress because the side cut outs are huge. The other problem is her arms are extremely tanned compared to the rest of her body (this is a fairly common problem). Making images black and white can really clear up a lot of problems. I find shooting color much much harder than black & white. I’m looking forward to doing more black and white, I haven’t found a work flow that I love just yet.