Classic Hollywood Modeling Photography
I’ve been wanting to do more classic Hollywood style photoshoots, and started planning the session back in December to put together a photoshoot in January. We did a marathon session with several non-professional models, Shantay Rose for makeup and hair stylist Bailey L. I showed Shantay and Bailey some classic Hollywood images to give them some ideas of what I had in mind, and then they just ran with it. Classic Hollywood portraits were different from today’s sessions by using primarily bare lights, (no umbrellas or softboxes,) and obviously no strobes. In order to recreate this look, I followed the same method in my studio, ditching all my softboxes and using only regular (non-strobe) lighting for everything. Really happy with the look this achieved.
Emily was our first model and she did a fantastic job! She has a classic look that I knew would be perfect for this series of pix. Despite having no previous modeling experience, she was great in front of the camera and needed very little direction from me. I’ll be posting the pix from the other models over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!