Archive for Beauty Dish

Liz Ashley

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by projectxo

Liz Ashley

I had some time over the holidays to clean up some old pictures of Liz from about two years ago.   I am making it my new year’s resolution to create something epic with Liz this year.

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Francesca for Eye Sparkles

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by projectxo

I am so thrilled; it’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun.  I have been in contact with Ann off-and-on over the past year.  I am actually embarrassed to even contact her because I’ve canceled on her too many times.  This time, I am determined to see the project through.  Ann agreed to collaborate with me to shoot some accessories for Eye Sparkles fashion outlet.  To sweeten the pot, I recruited the amazingly captivating Francesca.  She is simply wonderful; I could shoot with her all day.  So many looks, so little time.

We decided to start with a clean natural look with Francesca’s hair tied up.  This way we can showcase the accessories without too much distraction.  But seriously, how could you not be distracted by Francesca?  Ann and her assistant Trang Le quickly went to work.  Watching Ann work is like watching a maestro perform.  Every move is crisp and confident; it must be such a pleasure to be doll’d up by Ann.

Meanwhile, I started to prep the set.   A white seamless paper is used for background.  For lighting, I started with the following:

  • PCB Einstein with white beauty dish.  Center, above eye-level.
  • PCB Einstein with softbox.  Behind Francesca, pointing down for hair and rim light.

Francesca by Sheng Huang (projectxo) on 500px.comA quick test shot.  Not bad, but rather boring;  too catalog-ish.   Continue reading

Liz Ashley

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by projectxo

Liz Ashley“Wow…” That’s what I said every time Liz changes her pose.  It’s been about a year since I first saw her work; ever since then, I’ve been patiently waiting for her return to the bay area.  Well, she’s worth the wait. Continue reading

Jillian Ann

Posted in Equipment, Lighting with tags , , , on June 11, 2011 by projectxo

I found Model Mayhem about 3 years ago.  I like browsing for models and getting ideas to work on.  One of my favorite models is Jillian Ann.  I always wondered what it would be like to work with such epic talent.  There is something about her work that I can’t take my eyes off.  So… dramatic. Continue reading

Caroline

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , on April 13, 2011 by projectxo

Caroline

I got a brief opportunity to shoot with Caroline working with Ann’s makeup team.  I was impressed with her classic beauty and elegance.  Too bad she had to run; wish I had more time to work with her.  I am thinking of WWII 50’s look, with Chinese dress.  Hmm… Continue reading

Liana – Fashion

Posted in Equipment, Lighting with tags , , on January 24, 2011 by projectxo

Liana

Using the same setup from this post.   I like how well the beauty dish brings out the sequins on her dress.  Continue reading

Tailgate Party Anyone?

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , on January 22, 2011 by projectxo

Liana

This was shot at a make-shift parking lot studio.

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Gradient?

Posted in Equipment, Lighting with tags , , on January 18, 2011 by projectxo

Rosely - Fashion Baby

This picture shows the shadow I was describing better.  Lighting setup is the same.

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Lighting Diagram

Posted in Equipment, Lighting with tags , , on January 16, 2011 by projectxo
Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram

I am going to try to create a lighting diagram for every picture I post.  I hope this will help some readers visualize the lighting setup.  Continue reading

Charilie – The Glamour Girl

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , , on January 5, 2011 by projectxo

The hardest part after a great shoot is picking pictures.  Specially when you have a model like Charlie then every picture feels like a keeper.  Charlie simply oozes glamour with every pose she makes.

Charlie Kristine

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