Photographing models is probably a lot of men’s dream. What most people don’t realize, is all the work that goes into those pretty pictures.
I recently had a shoot in with a model in Daan Park 大安公圓 in Taipei, Taiwan and would love to share them with you. Usually for big shoots like this, I like to try to tell you how we did the photos and all the technical information. But… I’m on vacation right now and just can’t wrap my head around it!
Like my last post, I’ll just tell you the basic-basics, and let you have a look at a pretty model from a fun afternoon of shooting.
We had a lot of different outfits to shoot so we had to move fast. We also only shot at two locations so I had wanted to try to get some different looks in the photos without having to drastically rearrange the lights.
The main light on all of these photos is a Nikon SB-800 behind a shoot-through umbrella with a 1/8 CTO filter. Because this was a catalog shoot, I mostly took full-body shots and needed a big, even light source. The 42” umbrella worked wonderfully to evenly illuminate her entire body. The 1/8 CTO is a nice filter to add a little warmth and make any model’s skin glow.
I switched up the secondary light a few times… Sometimes, I didn’t use one at all… Most of the time I use a big white card and/or a reflector to lower the contrast on the non-lit side of her body. And for many of the shots with the trees in the background, I used a Nikon Sb-24 as a rim light.
I’d like to thank the beautiful model Rebecca, the equally beautiful stylist Ashley and the cabana boy Ed for a great day! You can buy all these clothes and many more at Ashley’s new shop at 敦化南路 １段 １８７巷 ４０號 (It’s just behind Luxy in the ZhongXiao area of Taipei)
Of course, if you have any questions or comments, I’ll be happy to answer them! (Especially because of this quick write-up)