Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Home Studio of Swng Productions in Austin, Texas while I was in town for the Imaging USA conference for PPA being held in San Antonio just an hour south of Austin.
The shoot wasn't planned at all. The awesome guys over at Swng Productions follow me online and invited me to the studio to shoot. As such we quickly put together a shoot calling upon models that we could find in about 3 hours notice.
We found the lovely Ashlyn Simon to be my model. When she arrived I did what I normally do with my models and had her show me the wardrobe options she had available to her. She showed me a fur coat that she had with her and we decided to shoot with it and a pair of shiny pants.
I started posing her and once I told her to put her arms up above her head I saw what I wanted to create....a Snow Queen shoot. When she raised her arms above her head it gave her the appearance of wearing a headdress that was really neat.
So we set up the two Broncolor MobiLED lights with the Rotolight Neo and Westcott Eyelighter to create some truly unique images. Since it was a studio shoot I knew I'd have to add some Photoshop magic to it to create my overall look. Normally I'm an outdoor shooter and love using the location as my backdrop, but having the studio meant I had to create it in post.
Below are the shots taken during the shoot. I also included samples of the same shot:
*Straight out of the camera
*Developed in Lightroom
*Edited in Photoshop
*Enhanced and Finished in Photoshop
Below are the other shots taken during the shoot edited and finished in Photoshop: