This is Elicia from Next Models. We shot this using just the late afternoon beautiful crisp window light. Her expression and body language with the necklace make this photo so evocative and maybe even erotic depending on how you as an individual looks at it. Notice the soft hands that are so important when photographing tight beauty photography. And that is also what makes a photograph great. If every viewer can take something different from your photo, then it is something special in my book. Another quality that makes this photo special is that it is all natural with no retouching.
So I finally made slide show of some of my beauty images and even added music ! I have to admit I am still learning IMovie. I would love to get some feedback on the video.
So I just shot some new beauty photos. Most photographers use a beauty dish, however they can be expensive, especially for a photographer who is just starting out. What is the solution ? This photo was shot with just one small umbrella, a small silver reflector at breast level, and a strobe hitting the background with it’s regular 7 inch reflector attached for separation. I placed the umbrella camera right about 2-3 feet above model’s eye level. Of course you need to tell the model to be aware that this is her ONLY light source so do not turn your face away from it. Any good model of course would know this. This was shot at 125th @ F/8 , 100 ISO. The make up and hair artists were standing by right next to the model ready to jump in and make tiny little adjustments to hair and make up. When shooting beauty like this, it is VERY important to pay attention to EVERY detail, thus my team was stepping in every couple of minutes or so adjusting something.