Problem Solving Commercial Advertising Photographer, Steve Thornton
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Problem Solving Commercial Photographer, Steve Thornton

About the image

This was shot in the stairwell of my apartment in Milano which is painted white. So I put a strobe head behind the model allowing the light to bounce everywhere.

Problems:
Nose wide.
Waist appears straight.
Strobe cord showing.
Skin splotchy.
Eyes need sparkle.
Stray hair.
Teeth a bit gray.

Solutions:
Retouch nose & hair.
Shaped waist.
Removed cord.
Smoothed skin.
Added pop to the eyes.
Retouched stray hair.
Brightened teeth.

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The Gear:
Canon digital camera set to 400 ISO and using 1/160 second shutter speed with a
Canon 28-70mm zoom lens set to 68mm and f4

The Light:
Lumedyne battery powered strobe pack using Lumedyne round strobe head with a reflector at the top of the stairs.
You can see the door open just enough to put the head and light stand in place. I used a Manfrotto backlight stand using the short stud. I put one of the light stand's legs under the door, as this stand has low and flat legs.

Problem Solving Advertising Photographer, Steve Thornton

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