The day before yesterday, I did a shoot for a very talented photographer who is publishing her work and needs a front page. A studio shoot, and just a word about that today.
A shoot is not what it seems, sometimes. The end result is like this:
The shoot actually looked like this:
Make-up artist. Backdrop. Lights. And post work, including:
- Making the edges of the white background pure white.
- Filling in areas without backdrop
- Colour change of the couch.
- Small changes in lighting curve (dark areas, light areas, etc) to optimize the end result.
Often, also skin edits and so on, but with a young subject and a make-up artist, that was not necessary. The rest, though, was, and that is one reason you pay a photographer: attention to such detail, and expertise carrying it out, is the difference between “OK” and “good”.
Tomorrow, I am off to Las Vegas (standby flights allowing), so updates may be sporadic for a few days. We’ll see!