This is the second shoot with the lovely Rachel McDonald (@Rachel_Model1 on twitter if you would like to follow her) following on from my earlier post about two days of excellent shooting in February. This shoot was focusing more on nude work and glamour.
Luckily as this was the second of the two shoots my laryngitis had disappeared and I was once again able to talk (some people may not think that that was a good thing).
We started with some nude work – all seated. The first two shots were taken against a teal background and there was a single softbox in front of the model (to camera right) and another gridded reflector behind the model throwing a little bit of light into the hair and defining the arm. We had a lovely very strong fan on as well for these.
We then moved to a simple setting in front of a white curve background for the next set of nude shots again – though a scarf was added to add a little extra to the shot and we managed to get some cheeky facial expressions.
The third set was more of a glamour boudoir pose. For this the model posed in some purple satin sheets on a bed whilst a large softbox was hoisted high into the air and pointed down on the model. My shooting position was balanced precariously up a ladder also pointing down.
Finally we moved into some clothed shots against a purple background and using a very nice new deep reflector that gave off some impressive shadows.
As per usual Rachel was great to deal with, lots of fun and a gorgeous lady to work with. Hope you enjoy looking at the shots of the day.