1. The way to Chloe’s heart. Lindt Excellence Orange Intense Dark Noir Chocolate with Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Hair and make up: Vicky Waghorn
Styling: Chloe Jasmine
21 pictures for you to view
Advertising grade pictures rarely require elaborate lighting set ups. Good lighting decisions can mean ‘go natural’. Canon 5D Mk2 with 100mm f/2.8L IS lens at f/2.8
3. After my hard and soft light demonstration the shoot session started with a series of simple single light shots.
4. A classic pose lit with Bowens flash rather than my Arris. Two heads were used, one with a 40cm beauty dish and honeycomb grid and the other with an 18cm reflector and honeycomb grid.
5. The purple was provided by a Lovegrove LC33 Studio gel and it was chosen to match Chloe’s eye shadow.
6. ‘Sea Foam’ paint better known as Wickes Aqua matt emulsion.
7. It helps to shoot continuous lighting when using pattern modifiers like a Venetian blind. What you see is what you get. I used a fabulous Lupo 800 Fresnel spotlight for this series of shots.
Chloe Jasmine Whichello, wow what a name
Your magical presence fills every frame
Your beauty is a wonder for all to behold
With your pure loving heart and wonderful soul
10. Chloe and my bean bag – gorgeous.
12. Fabulous legs and shoes
The range of possible shots using a simple bean bag are numerous. I do love relaxed close ups taken with my 100mm macro lens. I just shot at f/2.8 using the modelling light in my Wafer 140 soft box.
14. This shot shouldn’t exist. I created extreme silhouette conditions using a Bowens Gemini Pro 750 on full power aimed towards the camera and beyond Chloe. Instead of the f/22 setting recorded on Chloe’s back I shot at f/2.8 into the shadow. I teach delegates how to become a lighting alchemist in my studio sessions.
Baby oil, baby oil, I thought it would shine
Bring a lustre to Chloe to sparkle for all time
It has soaked into the walls lapped up by the paint
Now my Ice Storm 2 background is far from quaint
17. Another simple one light set up using just an 18cm reflector with a honeycomb grid.
18. A second light was added to the same set up. The shadows are dancing too.
19. Vogue, here we come. There will be no stopping Chloe.
20. Selective vision captures beauty without the complications of distracting detail. This was so simple to light and shoot. It’s not what you look at that matters it’s what you see and how you capture it.
21. The classic ring flash dark halo look. Lit with a Broncolor ringflash powered by a Broncolor Mobil A2R pack. Luke has given the ‘Sea Foam’ paint a deeper more saturated tone for this shot.
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