Test shoot with BAME models Lorenzo Luciano and Erika Saduatie
Hair and Makeup Clare Pinckney
Testing is always a good way to try out new models and see what the working relationship is. Sometimes it works out other times if can be a hardworking , Im pleased to say on this occasion all was good.
Working with Clare Pinkney is always a pleasure as she really is a good make up artist we attempted to get a kind of 70’s look
Ring flash with high apertures was the name of the game , really wanted the crunch that the ring flash gives, plus the long depth of field of a f13 aperture , the pool shot of the two models was shot at at 24mm - f13 - 1/160
A great deal of flash power was used to overcome the powerful sun directly behind them as you can tell by the long-shadows of the females arms and legs. the bonus of this was the gentle lens flare .
The over the pool shot of the female model was also shot with a ring flash. This gave the effect of blending the shadow being casted by the sun coming in from the left of me. I liked the shape that of the shadow in the eyelids creating a nice design to the un open eye. It reminds me of the Film Clockwork Orange
Change of method on the next two images , back lit heavily by the sun we used a reflector to pump the light back into the subject . To enhance the effect even more a sallow depth of field was selected 3.5 , the focal length is also important I used 100mm ( 70 -200)
We are back to the ring flash again but this time i was shooting With the flash on stand and me a45 degrees to the right . Subject is looking directly at the light .
The Flash is in the same position but now the subject is turned to be broad-light. the kicker light on the short side is being produced by the sun, helping to give separation from the background