Get The Shot Studios - Photography by Mark Whitehead

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE STUDIO
PHOTOGRAPHY & RETOUCHING

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE

STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

I recently had a portrait session with Claudia Bakehouse in the studio. We took a more dramatic creative direction for this series. Hair and makeup services provided once again by the very talented team of Pamela and Jessica.


LIGHTING DESIGN

The lighting design created was a simple 2 light setup, using Elinchrom ELC PRO HD lights with 1 large overhead soft box and a Rotalux key light off camera right. Additionally, 2 v-flats were used for the negative fill. I created the background by cutting up some dark blue paper and mounting it on one of my old v-flats. See below iPhone photo for reference.


CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CAMERA, LENS

6 months ago I moved from a medium format system to both the new Canon 5DSR and 5DS systems. These cameras are fantastic and far more versatile in my opinion. As well, having a wide variety of high quality "L" glass to choose from is always nice. These images were shot on the 5DSR with a 100mm F2.8L macro lens, this has recently become my favourite lens / camera combination to use when shooting portraits.


POST PRODUCTION, RETOUCHING

The RAW files were processed initially for minor color corrections and detail, the images were then retouched in Photo Shop using a number of techniques I have developed over the years. Also, a texture was created for the background and added to the images. All in all, I am quite happy with how the images turned out, making my final selects for this series was particularly challenging as Claudia really delivered with a variety of strong poses.


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CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIA BAKEHOUSE STUDIO PORTRAIT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

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