Beltcraft studios workshop the fast set 4

Today the final set from the Beltcraft studios workshops.
You’ve now seen 3 sets already and today the fourth.
Normally during the workshops I always try to show 3-4 completely different sets, these sets are always different, depending on the l0cation we are in, the mood I’m in (or the model/group), the light we use etc. etc. in this case we had to be out of the studio within 20 minutes after the last set (3) and because there were no further questions (we already talked a lot) I decided to see how far I could push myself (and Nadine) and took the challenge to create a complete set in 20 minutes…. and yeah the 20 minutes was including hair and makeup……. oempf.


But Nadine is fast and 5 minutes before the end time I could shoot.
In this case we already set everything up before Nadine walked up the set so in theory everything should be fine…. and luckily it was (thanks to the meter of course :D).
By moving around Nadine I created 3 different looks (also one with a more zoomed out view) and these images.

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Nadine Beltcraft workshop-301As you can see the moving around the model “trick” is a really powerful one.
Not only does it look like we did have plenty of time to work the scene, you also get different looks to choose from for your portfolio 😀


All retouching was done in DxO optics 9, tinting by DxO filmpack and the extra pop was done with Topaz Clarity.
I recently switched for all my RAW processing to Optics 9 from DxO after using version 8 sometimes (and filmpack A LOT), with optics 9 the addition of the browser gave me the push to do all my RAW processing now in Optics, the quality is just stunning, it squeezes a lot more information out of the files than Lightroom can do.
Topaz clarity is awesome for that little bit of a pop and to be honest I think it’s a plugin that everyone should have, surf to and also support our blog. Use Doorhof99 as coupon code for a really cool 15% discount.