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17th of June 2009 (Wed), 10:03
The photos will be taken indoors as well as outside. I have 3 studio lights, and two speedlights, some gels ( don't think I will need them though) balck and white background ( also not sure I need the white one) umbrelas, rather large softbox.
Is the reflection from the paint woul be problem or I still can use batterfly lighting ? Any more useful tips ?
27th of June 2009 (Sat), 01:28
I did a body paint shoot the other week.
While the model was being painted I asked the painter about the paint, how well it photographed and what sort of a look she was wanting.
Apprently quality of paint varies a lot, and the lower quality ones will not look as good in a photo.
If the painter is using high quality paints, then you shouldn't have any issues.
Set up the shot just like you were shooting a normal model, but make sure the poses and lighting highlight the painting if it is to be focus of the work.
Having the painter hang around during the shoot can help here, as they can work with you and model to find the right looks.
I didn't have any issues with reflections from the paint, it photographed really well.
4th of July 2009 (Sat), 12:27
Make sure the painter is with you, so you can adapt according to the particular situation, and if you are doing it outdoor, try to do it in morning or evening, almost never in afternoon as sun on top always sucks out the color from image, yellow looks orange, and many more problems .
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