Photography

Surprise!


This is another in the Studio series with our lovely model Jovis. Here we wanted to create a look of surprise, like she was just drying up after a quick bath and suddenly the door opens. She quickly grabs her red towl to cover up.

Again, very simple lighting can produce very surprising results.

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7 responses

  1. Fantastic photo! Each of your model shots capture the emotion well.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

  2. Robert

    FANTASTIC! Was there much post-processing done here? If so, can you explain? I’m amazed at the quality. A beautiful model with excellent final results. Great job!

    February 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    • Robert – litterally no post processing here other than a bit of a crop and a bit of skin smoothing. That is the beauty of good studio lighting!

      February 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      • Robert

        Thanks for the reply and WOW! I am thoroughly impressed! If you don’t mind me asking, can you give a little insight on the equipment used? I am planning to accumulate studio equipment in the near future. I normally would do outdoor scenes and a few tricks behind the lens. Now, I’ve really taken an interest in studio-portraiture and would like to start off in the right direction from established people, such as yourself, who can make “wow-pictures”. I really hope I’m not asking for too much?

        Have a nice day…

        Robert

        February 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      • Hi Robert

        I would suggest picking up a book on Studio Lighting to start. I use Alien Bee strobes, they are great quality and made in the US. You also need some light modifiers, like a large Softbox, a few umbrellas, larger diffuser, back drop and stand. You can control your strobes with a Pocket Wizard wireless trigger from the hot shoe of your camera.

        Do some research – this is a great resource http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/

        Cheers and have some fun!

        February 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  3. Robert

    Well, alrighty then! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond so quickly to my request. I will research more into it. I have been looking at different sites on lighting and pretty much undecided on what I need and don’t need. This gives me a good place to start.

    I wish you well and much continued success. I KNOW I will still keep in touch!

    Thanks again,
    Robert

    February 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  4. I’d love to get some shots like this in my portfolio to make it less ‘safe’. Thanks for the inspiration!

    GD

    April 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

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