When I started shooting Jessica I did a couple of test shots and zoomed into the image to check the lighting and sharpness etc. Her eyes are stunning, not only in colour and size, but when I zoomed right in I saw swirls of blues and flecks of whites all around the iris. It reminded me of the images you see in a kaleidoscope and was a little mesmerizing at first. For a couple of seconds I was a completely thrown off my game and out of my shooting zone. That's never happened to me before. I think a might have muttered a "Holy Crap" at some point when I first saw the close up image.
Marcia did a wonderful job on the make-up. The glitter tears were a nice feature, although it made for a tricky edit as the glitter is stuck on with glue, the dried glue surrounding the glitter needed to be carefully removed in photoshop. I particularly like the yellow on the inside of the lip, it adds a pop of colour that the images needed.
Canon 1D mk iv
Canon EF 24-105 F4 L IS
Einstein w' Beauty Dish
California Sunbounce 3x2 silver reflector
The light set up was a standard beauty shoot set up, the the Beauty dish straight in front of the model (slightly to the right to avoid the stand getting in the shot), and the reflector under the models chin. This was the same setup I used for all four shoots. It was shot in the MAC store and the backdrop is just a regular white wall.
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60mm (cropped), F16
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