Fashion test shoots should be as much about working outside of your comfort zone as they are just trying to make pretty pictures. Challenging yourself and your skills. My test earlier this month with Orlando model Sarah Marie Pitzer and an incredibly dedicated and hard-working team allowed me to do just that.
Editorial Fashion and Beauty are two very different types of photography, and photographers are usually better at one than the other, and tend to specialize in one or the other.
I freely admit that, of the two, beauty photography is my weaker skill. But Sarah and hair and makeup stylist Suewella Mathias did a fantastic job, and I am extremely pleased with the way our beauty looks turned out.
All beauty images lit with a single Calumet Travelite 750 monolight with a 16" beauty dish. Additional light from bottom and side reflector panels. Photographed with a Canon EOS 80D DSLR, Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 lens. Exposure f/11 1/250 (sync) ISO 100.photo credits
Photography and styling: Steven Paul Hlavac. Model: Sarah Marie Pitzer. Hair/mua: Suewella Mathias. Nails: Vickie Chilla. Photo assistants: Justina Newman, Kareen Rashelle. Shoot location: Ashton Photography Studio, Oviedo Mall, Oviedo, Florida.
Just a reminder - you can view images of all the looks from this fashion test as they become available in my Recent Work page here at The Photo Asylum.
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