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Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:25 AM
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Re: Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

Here's how I would do it.

Go to a nice botanical garden or such and take some pictures of the plants.

Take your friend, do her make-up, hair, clothing and so on, and photograph her in a studio with good lighting (those britney shots look like the light is coming from top-right and there's not much light, get some nice contour lines on her).

The superimpose her in the garden shots. Colorcorrect them and PS heavy and you should be done.

That way you can use your BG plates for different shots (portrait, fullbody, etc) without having to mess around with your lighting on location. There's no way that the Britney shots were done with natural light, so get in the spirit of it all being fake.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:29 AM
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Re: Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

Yeah the Britney shots were done in a studio but the background was IN the studio, made with fake plants etc....that's why I'm worrying that it'll look fake if I superimpose her on top.

Any specific tips on lighting in the studio then? I'm sure my lighting friends can help me but I'd like to have a vague idea of what exactly I need/want etc.

Thankyou for the help so far btw Also colorcorrecting, got any tips on that? Generally I just do the usual brightness/contrast adjustments and then use selective colouring until I get the mood I want.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:33 AM
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Just have a look at the canon website and look the specs: APS-C chipsize
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:45 AM
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Re: Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

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Just have a look at the canon website and look the specs: APS-C chipsize
So you're saying I need a different camera? :|

And try this link instead: http://gallery.ubritney.net/thumbnails.php?album=145
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:05 AM
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So you're saying I need a different camera? :|

And try this link instead: http://gallery.ubritney.net/thumbnails.php?album=145
These are your camera specs and that are fine!
Just get the right lens. That could be something around 50mm up to 85mm.


Thanks for the link.
It worked this time. The pictures are indeed highly artificial. Some plants are made much bigger in photoshop. Some were shot totally seperate, some in the studio-set I guess.

The light is one essential part - besides the fact that Klinko/Indrani are very talented and have top MakeUp artists, styling and postproduction.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:09 AM
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The light is one essential part - besides the fact that Klinko/Indrani are very talented and have top MakeUp artists, styling and postproduction.
That's why I'm wondering is there any special techniques I should know re: lighting? Should I look into using gels or maybe filters to create the mood or should I just do that all in photoshop? Also if I'm using studio lighting on the model but superimposing her onto a background how would I have the same lighting on the background? Photoshop again?
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:41 AM
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Re: Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

Shoot plants in the studio, using similar lightning.

At least 5 lightsources are used for britney:

Mainlight - something like a beauty dish
Filllight - large diffusion or very "soft" ringflash could have been used
Backlight right
Backlight left
Hairlight from above

Try to make as much as you can while you are shooting!
The rest of course in Photoshop...

Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:53 AM
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Re: Recreating photoshoot, need advice PLEASE!

Thankyou for that! I doubt my teacher has a beauty dish or any of that stuff in his studio but hey we can wish.
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