Last month I shot some new beauty images that will be published in a beauty editorial story soon. Right now I am finishing up the overall look of the story and then will contact certain magazines where I can see the story fitting with their publication. Due to my busy schedule as a photographer, I often don't have the time to retouch my own images anymore, and frankly my retoucher is faster and better than me! Usually I will play around with an image in photoshop to see the possibilies of the image and the final direction that I want to give to the retoucher. This is what I was intending to do last night when I started to really have fun trying new techniques and got carried away. It's nice when I don't have a tight deadline and can just experiment, play and enjoy the process! This is why I got into photography in the first place, to have FUN creating images! When I shoot, I know that my vision isn't complete until I can get my hands on the images in post and adjust some levels.
Case in point, last night while working on a series of beauty images I call "Snow" I was doing what my initial vision was: light and dreamy, soft and pale... when all of a sudden I decided to take the exact opposite vision to think outside the box a bit, and as you can see in the two images below, the same image took a whole new direction.
THESE ARE THE TWO EXACT SAME IMAGES, I just retouched them differently!
I really just love working on images shot with the Para 88. The model's skin is just so beautiful under that light modifier! <3
I would love to hear from YOU out there. Which version do you prefer?
Light and Dreamy or Dark and Edgy?
Behind the scenes shots below.
Tiffany applying Anna's makeup:
Lori touching up Anna's hair on set:
The lighting setup:
Anna and I discussing the mood for the shoot and looking at a few shots in the back of my camera:
Photo/Retouching by me: Jodi Jones
A big thank you to my crew! Love you guys!
Model: Anna Muller from Muse Models (This was my second time photographing Anna. I photographed her for my Oriett Dominech Lookbook shoot... she is wonderful!)
Makeup: Tiffany Stout Hair: Lori Esposito Behind the scenes shots: Adam Rodriguez & Sam Bynens Jewelry: Ashley Kersh
Studio: Loft-402 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Gear: Scoro Pack, 2 Unilites, 1 Para 88, 1 Beauty Dish, Silver Reflector, Hasselblad H4D 50 with 120mm Macro Lens.