The models Christopher chose for the shoot were Riley and Malyssa. I shot with Riley a couple of years ago but this is the first time that Malyssa and I have worked together.
Thanks to Alex Masters for letting us use
The shots of Riley were edited with the intention of giving the skin tones a pearlescent feel. This was done by adjusting the RGB curves and some Dodging and Burning. The hardest part of the edit for both Riley and Malyssa's images was fixing the stray hairs that covered the skin, especially when they are in clusters. I really dont have a technique for fixing this and after several failed attempts decided not remove some of the more problematic areas.
Lighting: 33.5" Mola Beauty Dish (Straight-on)
With the shots of Malyssa I still used the Mola Beauty Dish but had it slightly off to the left to create a more contrasty look. In post I increased the contrast between shadow and highlights with Dodge and Burn as well as added some sharpening.
Lighting: 33.5" Mola Beauty Dish (Camera left)
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