More from the my archives. I have worked with Christina Earp a few times, and every time it was a wonderful experience. This shoot we selected some vintage clothing from her mother collection. We shot in her beach side apartment which made a great backdrop.
Sometimes when I shoot an image I not happy with the result. Over time and as my skills evolve I sometimes revisit older images and re-edit them to see if I can achieve the look and feel I was attempting in the first place. Here is am example of a rework of an older image that I did some fixing to remove distracting elements. The model is Kerri Taylor Enjoy!!!
I was experimenting with a new lighting style/technique for a completely different look. Most of the time I would have a very dark shot with the background falling off into darkness. This time I wanted to do some thing more interesting an use high key light. I used two Hensel Integra 500 w/s lights and Canon 580 EX. The lovely subject was lit completely from behind. No light was in front of the model. I wanted to have the light wrap around her legs, to give a glowing edge effect. To get this effect I used a large diffusion panel between the subject and the light source. I wanted to place a reflector over the camera to bounce back some light to fill the subject, but I did not have the time.
This is a video I shot a while ago to show the time and effort it takes to get a few good images. The shoot took 3-4 hours from set up to break down. That did not include post editing time to get a finished image. I shot with Tina and her vintage VW. The car was totaled in accident with an un-insured motorist a few months later.
In the video I sets up lights, move lights, move more lights, get on the ground to take a shot, then get up again to move the lights again. Getting a single shot can be long process. I start with a base look and then work from there. Some times I can get the shot quick, or the idea is not working and requires changes to the approach.