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