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Charlotte

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I was lucky enough last week to photography the talented Charlotte. She required shots for her new Agent.

The brief was to provide a selection of photographs involving changes of outfits and different lighting and backgrounds. The shoot was to be over two afternoons. Most of the shots were taken in our studio using a octobox (with grid) key light and fill provided by another soft box and / or reflectors. All the lighting was done with the bare tube Good Wistro AD 360 lights. 

To create interest and to accentuate Charlottes eyes a shallow depth of field was required. This was achieved by using the lowest power settings on the AD360's and shooting with the Nikon 70-200 F2.8 and 200mm F2 lenses respectively. Both of these were shot wide open. 

Saturation was slightly increased in her eyes and a minimal amount of skin softening was applied. A wind machine provided some lift to the hair.

 

Charlotte is a very accomplished musician and plays the violin exceptionally well. The instrument was a necessary component for some of the shots. 

 

Unlike the usual weather here in the UK we had two very sunny afternoons. This presented a problem with the outside shots as Charlottes chosen outfit was white so 'burnt out' in the direct sunlight. A large diffuser was required to cast a soft light over her.

Along with all her other talents Charlotte is a great dancer. Capturing some of her movement was a bit of a challenge. This above photo was shot with just one octopod on a boom arm directly above and to the front of her. A larger aperture of F11 was used to make sure that all of Charlotte was in focus. The flash froze Charlotte in mid air. A vignette was applied in Photoshop to create the theatrical feel to the image.

 

Once again, many thanks for Charlotte for making my job very easy and enjoyable. I hope to work with you again.


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