This shoot was one adventurous experience. Sonia(MUAH) and I wanted to collaborate on a shoot. So, we decided to do a beauty shoot and experiment around with the model.
It gets onto the nerves when the model leaves the team high and dry at the last minute! Luckily, Camille(Model) told us she was nearby. She saved the day by agreeing to work with us in this project.
Before Shoot: Holi is an Indian festival mainly known as the ‘festival of colors’. We came up with a concept to show the dominant colors of Holi and to also show its beauty and vibrance.
Shoot Day: My idea was to add drama and depth in the images. So, I went ahead with low key lighting setup. I started with a two light setup with a beauty dish as the key light in-front of the model up above at a 45 degree angle and 2nd light with a grid behind the model to separate the model from the background as well as serve as hair light.
We added the color powder just to her eyes and lips and started the shoot. I used the 100mm Macro lens to go to capture the texture.
After Shoot(Retouching): Since culling and post-processing were done during the shoot images were directly moved to retouching.
BTS Camera: GoPro Hero 5
Camera : Sony A7RII
Lens: Zeiss Batis 85mm, Canon 100mm Macro
Lights: Dynalite RK8-1222
MUAH: Sonia R
Location: New York Film Academy Studio
Special thanks to the entire team for making this shoot beautiful and successful.