Hows everyone doing? Hopefully great, If you didn’t see my last
post check it out HERE. Anyways lets jump back to today’s post. I
had the pleasure of photographing the lovely @kaylhaaa. We
decided to do a holiday/winter themed shoots well because i felt
like it and the holidays weren’t that long along right LOL? And for
a bit of flair we added some fantasy to it.
The main idea or theme for this shoot came from the Adorama
tutorial HERE. But, the shoot slowly evolved into so much more. To
start off the shoot we had to off course set up our mobile studio.
This involved using 3 Orlit Rovelight 610, 3 cowboystudio heavy
duty light stands, 2 godox umbrella soft boxes, and a backdrop
We also used various other props such as fairy lights and a mason
jar. My camera of choice is a Nikon d7000. I would love to upgrade
to a full frame camera but that’s all in due time. I switched between
a 50mm prime lens and the kit 18-55mm lens. So rather than focus
on the technicalities of the shoot, id rather discuss the theme and
goals of the shoot.
For the first part of the shoot we started off light with a bit of gels.
We switched between pink, red, green and yellow along with a few
other colors to create the various images seen here. My personal
favorite was the purple and red. I think these colors accented her
natural skin color and overall created a warm effect as compared
to the reds and blues which were a bit sharper.
Next we transitioned to the fairy lights and moon lamp. This was
undoubtedly my second favorite part of the shoot. The lights were
originally used to illuminate the mason jar which was supposed
to create a fire fly effect but it slowly transitioned into more of a
fairy theme. I believe the white dress complimented the
fairy lights but we eventually switched to a red dress. This switched
the theme more to a holiday shoot rather than a magical shoot.
Following the fairy lights, we promptly moved to the moon shoot. I
wanted to create a falling moon effect. Specifically, I wanted to
create the illusion of falling from the moon or the idea of the moon
being out of reach. The before and after images show what we
went from and what we went to. I had to use my awesome sister to
hold the moon as the model balanced herself on the chair in order
to create this image. After a few hours of photoshop magic we
arrived at the image we have here. Honestly im still new to the
photoshop scene but I think I did a decent job. Let me know what
you think about this shoot in the comment section below.
Finally, we have the highlight of the shoot which is our blizzard
theme. To create this image we used some gold old fake snow
from Michaels along with a old lantern I picked up at a thrift
store. Photographing this took a bit of work as the glass from the
lantern created a strange flare in a few of the images. Also, the fake
snow had the unfortunate effect of coming out as clumps a few
times which also took a bit of photoshop magic to remove.
Last but not least, we had to light the candle. The candle used in the
shoot was actually fake so to light it we…. That’s right you guessed
it, did some photoshop magic. Aside from the photography
technicalities, none of this shoot would have been possible without
the awesome modeling skills of @Kahlaaa. She made this shoot
come alive and added all of the depth and dramatic flair that this
shoot was missing.
Well that’s everything for this post. I would like to thank
@Kahlaaa, for making this shot happen and bringing it to life. If
you enjoyed this shoot definitely leave a comment below. Stay
tuned for some more awesome images next week. Until next time,