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July 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The Mermaid Shootout WPPI weekend in Las Vegas

Mermaid Blog Post #2

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This image is straight out of camera.

The only photoshop is skin smoothing.

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Back in February I conducted a fantastic Mermaid Shootout during WPPI weekend in association with Interfit Photographic. I know, long time to do a blog post, but I thought it was time to talk about lighting and achieving the look straight out of camera.

Image setting:

Canon 70-200L series at 75mm

ISO 400

1/125

f/5.6


BTS: This is the actual set-up for this shot without the green gel as previous post.

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2 Interfit S1 strobes 

•Key light to the front of models face is the S1 with a 40º grid

•Sidelight is the S1 with foldable Beauty dish w/ diffusion.

 


Retro Style in the desert.

Doesn't this just sing Las Vegas of the 60's?!

I thought this series would be fun with kind of a Star Trek retro look, so I added a filter in Lightroom and a little skin smoothing retouching to achieve the final look below. Here we still work with the lighting as is, and desaturate it a bit in photoshop. If you tried to achieve this in-camera, you would end up with an overexposed image, and not a lot of detail. So, lighting correctly to start is the way to go. Then a little vision after the fact.

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See more about this shoot and different set-ups in the following blog posts.


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