I Want Flair

Model Photography Workshops by Mary DuPrie

Today was another great workshop day.  I work a bit differently at my workshops in that I ask people what they want to work on.  Today I was asked for flair.  I tend to like it right in the crook of the shoulder and that’s where I start.  Take off the lens hood for added effect.

Andi was our model today and she’s great.  She did her own hair and makeup and does a great job.  On Saturdays I have an inexperienced model come and they do their own hair and makeup.  I feel it’s more true to life to what you might expect.  Well, Andi is quickly modeling herself out of the “inexperienced” department quickly.  Andi has a great hairline with her hair pulled back.  Dress Salvation Army $10.  Love the boots Andi.

Main light is an Alien Bee ring light, which for a small light is somehow soft with pop.   The back light is bare bulb.  There’s another background light that is barely visible.  The spiderlite is for focusing.

3 comments category: Photographing models

1 Robert November 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

I wanna smoke machine too ! Love the shot – adore the light –


2 Stephanie November 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

Beautiful work Mary, thanks for sharing.

Love the smoke, what smoke machine are you using?


3 David Getsfrid November 21, 2010 at 2:51 am

Gorgeous shot.

The things you can do with the ABR ring flash are ridiculous. Mini-beauty dish like you’re using it here, giant soft box with the ring boxes they sell, on camera ring, fantastic for overpowering daylight when barebulbed. If I could only use one light for the rest of my life, that would easily be the one.

I’m entirely jealous of your smoke machine.
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