As1- Portfolio Image- blog formatted pre-production notes
Description of shoot:
For this shoot, I am aiming for a nail advertisement. It will be an illustrative art for commerce shoot. I am going to take a headshot of a model with her nails done in a Picasso style, with bright vivid colors. She will have nice strong, black lines drawn on her pale face with her hair slicked back. She will be in front of a canvas background that I will scrape light across to get a good amount of texture.
Internet Research Images:
These images are research for the style of lines we will draw on the model’s face. As well as her slicked back hairstyle and potential clothing choices.
These are shots representing what the lines might look like on a model.
I like the clothing and the hair and makeup in the image on the left. I like the lighting ratios and contrast in the center image and I like the framing in the image on the left. I will try all of the hand positions to see which highlights the nails best.
Lighting and technical: Proposed
I’m going to set the background to 1 stop under my base exposure and use a 3 degree grid to get a small spot of light behind my subject, and the rest will be gradient. I’m going to light my subject with a reflector and a diffusion flat for a nice contrasting light for the subject but a smooth highlight on the fork. I will add a black card blocking any spill to the background. I will set my base metering to f11 so I can get the food lit well up close for a nice even highlight over the reflective metal.