A Behind The Scenes for an Studio Beauty shoot #teamnaderpro
STUDIO FASHION & FASHION BEAUTY LIGHTING – FOR BRAND
Working for high street brands is great as its these types of shoots that earn the money, They are also interesting and this shoot for Superdrug was over 5 days with eight models. Working with this many models deos have its problems, we would be using 4 models on any one day and so we had to make sure hair and makeup could be done in time for all.
For me this was quite a challenge. We tried to sit the models up on a stool to take the shots but the problem was how the hair was postioning itslef and how the models faces seemed to elongate and look mishapen. For a boxed product this was a big problem and I therefore had quite a dilema on how to get the best angles and lighting, also how we should set the shoot up for almost a weeks shoot and 1000’s of hires images for the client to ponder over.
Finally I decided it was far better to lay the model down as their faces looked more relaxed, however this is not obvious from the finished images. This was not a normal way of doign it but it helped me get it right, it also helped the hair stylist postion the models hair and add some fake pieces to elongate and extend the models own.
BEAUTY LIGHTING FOR PRODUCTS
The lighting set up was stright forward. I used a couple of 2.5 lighting packs and 4 fan coold heads. Th elight control was with a beauty dish which had a grid in and a sock over the end to be directiona and soft. The best light needed for a great retouch
The finished images would need a fair bit or post-prodution oand retouching to get almost a prefect look. I was fortunate that 3 of the girls had near perfect skin but the others didn’t. I was working with an agency who had provided the mood boards and we had together chosen the models at a casting a few weeks prior.
My production team at my company Nadermedia did all of the production including food and drinks for the day. We used a super studio in central Islington called ANGELSPACE not far from The Angel tube stop.
I also managed to create some online video for the new social medai launch of the products and whilst shooting this we captured some images suitable for my book.