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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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.
A quick test shot. Not bad, but rather boring; too catalog-ish. Continue reading
“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
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
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
This was shot at a make-shift parking lot studio.
This picture shows the shadow I was describing better. Lighting setup is the same.
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
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.