A week in a photographer’s life: Thursday – Flair for hair

A week in a photographer’s life: Thursday – Flair for hair


It’s her intense eyes and her voluminous edgy hair that will grab your attention. Profoto Presents
A week in a photographer’s life With
Andreas Lundberg and the Profoto D2 There’s a million ways to shoot hair. But it’s the styling of the hair that adds to the feel and vibe of an image. I always want the hair and makeup to
reflect a certain personality. Today we’re here at my studio
in Södermalm, in Stockholm. I’m going to shoot new look book images
for an international brand that offers several lines of hair products. – Hi, how’s it going?
– Good! – You look fabulous. – Thank you! I feel fabulous.
I’m really excited about the shoot. The idea for today’s shoot is
simple yet challenging. We have a model with hair to die for. Really golden blonde with lots of volume. – Is it possible to make it more shiny? We’re going to ask her to jump for us
to give her hair even more volume. And to create movement. But we aim to freeze it super sharp. For this I need lights that could
give me a very fast flash duration. As my main light, I go for the D2 with a 3×4′ Softbox. Placing it from above left, on her hair. I’m also using two D2s, Each with a gridded 1×4′
Softbox from the sides to give the image some contrast and edge. I want to frame her and get her to
pop out from the background. For her face I’m using a white Beauty
Dish that gives her soft but crispy light that contours her face and makeup. I’m controlling the light from my AirRemote, which makes it easy for me to tweak the settings without having to run around and adjust each light. You just don’t want any hassle
once you get started. What’s challenging when the model jumps
is to get the right pose in mid air. But this girl really is a pro. It’s her intense eyes and her voluminous edgy hair that will grab your attention. All photographers know that
there are tiny differences between the good and the great shots. And you want to avoid as
much post editing as possible. Having fast gear eases the process a lot. You want your flash to recycle really quickly so you don’t miss out on that
one exceptional frame. – This light is so nice. That’s a good one. – I love this one too. – This one is cool as well.
– This one was a cool one, yeah. My assistant did a quick retouch on set. – Wow, this one I like a lot! You got the reflections from
all the shades, all the colors. It’s still really really sharp and crisp. And you managed to have a really
nice lighting especially around the face. – I can see the catch light in the left eye. – Yeah, this might be the keeper.
I’m super happy! You’re good man. – Thanks! The shoot was a success. The frame we picked was actually
one of the first shots we did. So I had the luxury to test other poses
and work with the model. In the end we had a lot of options. – Hello, good to see you! How are you?
– Fine, thank you. I’m a bit anxious. Are you happy? – Very. – This is really good! To see it like this is… yeah. The final image looks stunning. – This turned out really, really good. She looks really fierce. Always up to speed
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25 thoughts on “A week in a photographer’s life: Thursday – Flair for hair

  • September 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    I know this is a commercial for the D2 (which is a nice light but out of my budget); however, I'm impressed how this video was put together. Showing his work flow and working on each step with voice over to explain how/why to his choices is really nice to know.This is great information and I enjoy this story line while using the product. Nicely done.

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  • September 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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    it is my dream to be like u :), very nice job 👌

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  • September 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    nice! love it

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  • September 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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    I love the way he says, "Soft, but crispy light" at 1:44. I wish I had an accent half as Swedish as that.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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    1/125 f5.6? What an interesting tattoo!

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  • September 23, 2016 at 6:04 pm
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    I have loved all the week so far, but one of the things that makes me smile when watching these great videos, is the fact that the dog is an integral part of the photographer's life. It's so beautiful seeing him everywhere…

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  • October 3, 2016 at 9:15 pm
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    at 1:33

    can someone tell me the light unit being used to illuminate the wall.

    At the end of the video, i see they used 4 of the D2's but there is no saying of the light that's on the floor, being pointed at the wall.
    thanks everyone.

    ps. i just purchased my very first set of light, my D2's.
    🙂

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  • October 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
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    Nice work… thanks for sharing. How are you powering the D2 outdoors?

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  • October 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    I seriously feel that other cos. should not even make lights/light modifiers, and one who can afford, should never use anything else other than PROFOTO! If god created sun, men created profoto. So great! God, the day I can afford a profot setup! I wish I can, before time runs out for me. Amen!

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  • December 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm
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    please…can you write me the misure of your white beauty dish?

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  • December 4, 2016 at 9:33 am
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    Awesome work Thanks for sharing your video!

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  • December 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm
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    Overkill

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  • March 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm
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    Why does profoto need YouTube ads before the video?

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  • October 26, 2017 at 6:37 am
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    Her skin is too fake, shadow are double on the nose. Iam not fan

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  • February 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    These guys have vision!

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  • May 3, 2018 at 8:11 pm
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    Nice work. I like it

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  • May 27, 2018 at 7:22 am
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    This is amazing, am going to try this in my small studio, thanks for this

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  • June 6, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    That was a cool insight! 🙂

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  • June 9, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    Wonderful, I am a photographer, subscribe to my channel and thank you

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  • January 22, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    That make-up artist is gorgeous

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  • June 4, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    nice

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  • June 6, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Client looks like a russian drug lord

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  • June 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    You're great sir..

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  • July 24, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    great model and video is beautiful but a serious overuse of gear for this shoot. final used image is over lit in my opinion. you focus more on the heavy rim and multi directional lighting than you do the models intense features overall. that single beauty dish with little or much less rim may have looked better and brought her skin and hair out as the brightest part of the scene. again just my opinion. top notch product video.

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