My first shoot of 2017, I was doing a portfolio update for fashion model Jade Lewis from J’adore Models Manchester. The idea was for simple studio portraits that can show off Jade’s new hair cut/style.
This was the first time I had worked with Rachael Yearley (Website) as my assistant in my studio. Makeup/hair was complete, we sorted through some outfits for Jade to wear.
I wanted to keep the lighting as simple as possible. Using 2 Elinchrom D-lites (shown in the diagram below). The main light was a Elinchrom D-lite 4it fitted with a strip box, used as close as possible to the model, this is a great soft yet punchy light that I find really gives nice skin tone to models. The 2nd/fill light was a Elinchrom D-lite 2 with a standard Portalite soft box attached. I used this is lower the contrast in the shadows.
I was using a grey hand painted Calumet muslin backdrop for the first time, which I thought gave a really nice fashionable feel to the overall look.
Edited/retouched in post using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017