Results styling workshop Part II

Today the final results of the styling workshop we did with Nadine and Manon.
This one I saved because I want to give some tips about lighting in this one.

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The creation itself is 100% recyclable and took Nadine a few minutes to put together on the spot (was not prepared).
Lighting wise I always advise people to not do it too safe. In this case we used very strong backlights to create a “haze” on the image and get a more “distant” feel in the image, it blends everything together so to say.

Manon 14 December 2012 -_-232-EditAdding a little bit of motion always helps a lot and creates a totally different look.

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Manon 14 December 2012 -_-250-EditNow most photographers will only shoot setups like this full body (because you want to show all the work right?).
My opinion is very simple, also shoot the portraits and 3/4 bodies because in the end it all boils down to getting good shots, don’t forget the full bodies of course but make sure you don’t only shoot full bodies. Make your shoot as complete as possible.


In this case the very strong backlight also creates a mood in the image that I really like.
Getting the lights this way is not easy and is not easily shown in a diagram, it’s moving around with your camera and looking very closely through the viewfinder, the EVF of the Sony A99 really helps in these kind of setups, but also with a OVF it’s easily seen by looking for the lens flares.