Mermaid Blog Post #2
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.
Canon 70-200L series at 75mm
BTS: This is the actual set-up for this shot without the green gel as previous post.
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.
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.
See more about this shoot and different set-ups in the following blog posts.
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