Winter in the studio

Another studio shoot was needed to help pad out the portfolio in the "model portfolio" service area and also, as usual, try some new techniques. I placed an ad in FaceBook which gave heaps of responses. We ended up arranging to shoot two great models: the classic beauty Dani and the curvaceous Sasha. Starting at 1pm - Both girls had their hair and makeup done by the super talented Kerrie Jane Bailey - I shot before and after makeup shots and the difference blows me away. Thanks Kerrie!

The timing worked perfectly, Dani arrived first, had her hair and makep done then styling by GIAN, so we started shooting. Sasha arrived at 3 and after Kerrie had finished on her, we shot her first set while Dani was having her second look applied, and so on, until about 6:45. Sasha was a trooper, she caught two trains and a taxi to get to our place from Hornsby, which took her about two hours. That shows an impressive level of committment and motivation to the job. Editing is taking 2 hours minimum for each image, which includes high-end retouching (no cheap surface blurring to smooth the skin) and careful colour grading. GIAN styling provided some fine wardrobe for the shoot too, thanks to GIAN for this. In the end, I'm sure the resulting images are good compensation for everyone's efforts.

Thanks to all...