A simple trick, used by photographers the world over, is this. Can you see what we did in this shot from two days ago, a portrait of Liz Medori?
Yup, we used a fan. A simple cheap fan; I usually use an industrial fan from a home supplies store. That fan makes the hair do its wild sexiness thing, which you will see in many model photos.
And the good news: You need to know no technique for this. Even if you are a total beginner, nothing stops you from aiming a fan at your long-haired subject.
What else did I do in that photo? We had a make-up artist, Melissa T. We lit the model with one overhead softbox straight in front of her, plus one hair light aimed at us, for shampooey goodness™, plus one background light with a purplish gel aimed at the background. And I shot with a 70-200mm lens at the typical studio setting of 200 ISO, 1/125th second, f/8.
But even if you do not know what that means; go for it with the fan!
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Consider it done Michael. Great shot in today’s post!!!
Glad you like!
Just curious…how did you get her to keep her eyes open despite the fan blowing in her face?
Or is there something obvious that I’m missing?
Mustafa: by simply not using a powerful fan. This was a little mini fan, help close to her. She blinked a few times, but shoot a few and you will get lucky.