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.


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

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