about this image

Simple. Elegant. Classic. These were the words my client used to describe the overall vibe she wanted her promo images to convey. To accomplish this, I kept the background clean and free of distractions so that all of the focus would be on her, and I directed her through a series of poses to find the perfect combination of glamour with a hint of sexiness.

strobist info

Lit with 3 Elinchrom Ranger Quadras, two firing directly at the background to blow it out to white, and one inside a 5' Profoto Octabank boomed directly in front and overhead.

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tools & gear used

This image was processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. I adjusted the folds of skin under the client's chin and in her armpit area, and I removed the stray hairs on her cheek. Topaz Adjust (along with a healthy dose of manual dodging & burning), was used to bring out the detail in her dress.

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