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

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We were very lucky on this fashion project. I knew there would be snow on the ground, I did not realize it was going to be snowing on and off all day, a real gift for the shoot. This was shot in Wolcott, Colorado for a fashion client.

Problems:
Right eye much larger than left.
Nose a bit wide.
Little detail in fur.
Garment makes model look big.
Flat light and color.
Eyes need sparkle.

Solutions:
Balance eye size.
Slim nose.
Retouch eyes for sparkle & color.
Bring detail into the fur.
Slim the garment/model.
Add contrast and add color selectively.
Selectively darken the background to pull attention to the garment.

Problem Solving Commercial Photographer, Steve ThorntonFor Photographers

The Gear:
Canon digital camera set to 160 ISO and using 1/160 second shutter speed with a
Canon 85mm lens set f5

The Light:
Thin overcast sunlight with a
Lumedyne battery powered strobe system pumping light into a
FourSquare 48x48 softbox to add some snap.

See below a BTS for the setup.

BTS photo, Problem Solving Advertising Photographer, Steve Thornton

Problem Solving Photographer, Steve Thornton

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