Test Shoot with Tainá Duarte (PRM Models)

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Another test shoot was arranged through PRM models, Brazilian model Tainá Duarte, briefed from PRM for some clean studio portraits; fashionable, current head and body shots came to my studio. On the day, having great weather we shoot some location images at the beach as well. Tainá is a very experienced model with already a really diverse portfolio.

The lighting setup for the first look (shown in the diagram below) . The main light was a Elinchrom D-lite 4it fitted with a 44cm white Elinchrom beauty dish, pulled back from the model this gives a really nice contrasty look and harder shadows. This probably wouldn’t be something I would recommend to a model with poor skin as it does accentuate imperfections. The 2nd Elicnhrom D-lite 2 is positioned under the main light with a standard portalite soft box, this was used to fill in the shadows and lower the contrast of the overall image.
The 3rd/4th lights were 2 Elinchrom D-lite 2‘s also with the standard Portalite softboxes attached. Pointed at the background on high power they were lighting the background just under 2 stops of light brighter than the main/key light.
Using a white V-flat reflector on models left fills in the shadows on the face opposite to the main/key light, also allowing the model to be more free with posing without running the risk of losing facial features in shadow when turned a certain way.

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Shooting at the beach I used the Godox AD600 battery powered strobe with the built in HSS (High Speed Sync) mode. Along with a simple white reflector this helped even the light on the models face without overexposing the background. Using the sun as a natural backlight this gives a really pleasing halo around the model.

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The Sony A7Rii paired with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 is my go to camera setup for studio work. This gives ultra sharp images and also allows for easy cropping the image in post production.

In the studio shooting tethered to my MacBook using a Tether Tools USB cable. Using CaptureOne Pro 9 for Sony, I can easily review images as the shoot goes on.

Edited/retouched in post using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Rob
www.robjamiesonphotography.co.uk
Instagram – @robjamiesonuk

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Test Shoot with Julyana Soares (PRM Models)

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PRM models got in touch with me to do test shoots with some of the models they have on their books that need some new/fresh images in their current portfolios.

Brazilian model Julyana Soares came to my studio with the brief from PRM for some simple studio portraits; fashionable, current head and body shots.

Julyana has a very strong/alluring look, I wanted the lighting as simple as possible, but with plenty of shadows to give the images a captivating/eye-catching vibe.

Using 3 Elinchrom D-lites (shown in the diagram below). The main light was a Elinchrom D-lite 4it fitted with a medium soft 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 and 3rd lights were 2 Elinchrom D-lite 2 with a standard Portalite softboxes attached. Pointed at the background on low power they were to give the background a soft black/grey look instead on jet black (to avoid losing the model into the dark background).
I used white v-flat reflector on camera right to lower the contrast in the shadows on the model.

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The Sony A7Rii paired with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 is my go to camera setup for studio work. This gives ultra sharp images and also allows for easy cropping the image in post.

Shooting tethered to my MacBook using a Tether Tools USB cable. Using CaptureOne Pro 9 for Sony, I can easily review images as the shoot goes on.

Edited/retouched in post using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Rob
www.robjamiesonphotography.co.uk
Instagram – @robjamiesonuk