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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