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By chrisevans
How lucky am I to have now ex colleague Jess back for this evocative period Hollywood movie style portrait. I moved what felt like a mile out of my comfort zone by not only using two strobes in this scene but I also threw in some room mist spray to add to this retro club singing movie styles set. As usual with strobes all settings were manual on flash and camera. Had to change to my 24-70 because of the full length composition but this lens is super sharp at f8 so no problems. The retro movie light is hollow so I placed my second strobe inside which gave an amazingly strong beam of light to replicate this on-set look. It was also responsible for the illumination of the room mist which was a vital element for the final look. I was hoping to have Jess interacting with a lovely bent wood cafe chair but the dress is so fitted she can't even walk let alone sit down or even pop a hip out! Thanks to Jess and makeup by Slavomira.

Tags: Nikon Beautiful Period Smoke photography Singer Red head Portraits and people Hollywood glamour Hollywood Studios

Voters: debu, PhilT2, Minty805 and 48 more

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Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2018 2:55PM
Sounds like a lot of work, but a great result making it worthwhile. Excellent. Allan

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13 Nov 2018 3:00PM
cheers Allan, exhausting stuff but great fun every now and then.
Cheers. Chris
13 Nov 2018 3:16PM
Very nice, and very well accomplished Chris.

13 Nov 2018 3:39PM
Thanks Mike, it was a fun shoot.

13 Nov 2018 3:49PM
A sublime torch singer for me.

mikejmb 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2018 3:54PM
All woman, great.

9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2018 5:16PM
An excellent studio portrait with very well worked lighting. The smokey atmosphere adding to the quality and appeal.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
13 Nov 2018 5:47PM
Excellent lighting and composition...
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
13 Nov 2018 7:27PM

Quote:An excellent studio portrait with very well worked lighting. The smokey atmosphere adding to the quality and appeal.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

I agree with Nathan here. Very nice indeed.
13 Nov 2018 10:46PM
Mike, Nathan, Somnath and Nathan, thank you all so much for this fantastic feedback. You guy's all know after a hard weeks work it can be hard to just jump into a shoot just for fun. I'm so glad I persevered with this as Jess really threw herself into the whole theme. Thanks Guys.
14 Nov 2018 9:30AM
Nice work , its looks amazing , well done
TornadoTys 4 27 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2018 4:39PM
Good props, good lighting, good costumes, good model.
All in all it seems a fun shoot

Great photo

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