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1 Shoot - 1 Model - 10 Images

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 06:58PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in , , , | Comments7 Comments | References2 References

Welcome to the most images I have ever put into one blog post. Thanks Savanna :-)

Hi everyone, Todays blog is a bit different than normal. I usually make my blog posts very educational which I do prefer and believe in. That means that I usually post one image and maybe some overviews clarifying what's been done. 

This post is in honor of a friend that claims he never looks at blog posts unless they have many pictures, so here it is Scott :-) It is kind of the old test, you are only as good as your last job. I finished this shoot about 24 hours ago. The job is photographing beautiful, sweet Savanna who has signed with Elite Model Management in NYC. She is flying out tomorrow with her parents for some training and her sister is doing a shoot for Seventeen Magazine. Savannah needs to put together some portfolio shots for the trip, that is why all these images are in the 3:4 format, because standard size for model portfolios is 9 x 12. It was her very first model shoot and it was an honor to be the photographer for it. How old do you think she is? 13 with a bright future, and parents behind her that will totally look after her; good to see.

I used 2-5 strobes in these shots and sometimes a reflector in addition. All Elinchrom which I love except my ring flash is an Alien Bee. 5 different light modifiers on the Elinchrom strobes.

See I can't post without talking about the images—I want to share. I will put one overview under image number 10. Now I will try to not comment anymore, hope you enjoy looking at 10 images from 1 shoot of 1 beautiful, promising model. I think it would be fun if the readers would suggest 1 image with a comment about what they would want on a seperate blog post. Maybe about how it was done? All shots Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.


Yes this is the light set up on two images up, 3 backlights, a fill into wall and ceiling behind me ( neutral grey walls) then my ring flash, see the shadow behind her, and then look how cool it works on the actual image :-) PS. Yes, the lamp with the beauty dish is not on in this shot, have a great weekend!

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Reader Comments (7)

Easily my favorite post I've ever seen you do!!
Loved it.

And I learned a few great things.
9x12 is a typical model portfolio size... interesting.

I love seeing all those backgrounds!

I love when people talk about their images and I try to do that a bit more often these days.
But often certain people learn so much just by seeing the pictures and an overview of the shoots.

Love it kenneth nice to see what you're doing! :)

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJarvie

Hello Kenneth,
I took your one of your photography classes about 1 1/2 years ago. Still love learning from you. Beautiful model and beautiful pictures. I'd love a blog post on how you did the profile shot with the light hitting the face and shadowed on the back (white dress, green background). Thanks for always sharing your knowledge and good luck to Savanna.

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChellese Bunker

I love the collection. I wish it included more head and full-length shots and a few less 3/4 images. However, I can't decided which ones I would swap out because they are quite stunning.

My favorite is the full length shot with her on the white chair. Her legs look overly photoshoped however, I can see in the other shots that she is just amazing and that is her gift.

She is going to have a bright future indeed.

Thanks for sharing the set of images.

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Thanks for the comments. You are all so nice and kind.

Jessica, the sitting 1/1 shot have no more or different retouch then any of the other 1/1 shots. She had spray tanned legs & and I have lots of lights coming around them, it's 4 different strobes, hitting/wrapping the light on her legs from different angles to shape and separate the 2 legs.
Don't worry we shot over 700 images and plenty of close ups and 1/1. This is a collection to show different bone structure, looks etc different angles. It's choices for showing different things and expressions in her. If those things don't include her legs we are better of keeping the attention up in the shot. 3/4 help showing it better on a 9x12 print also. To much to explain in here :-) She also have a 1/1 bikini shot for the agency, not for the portfolio.(The one they always want straight on, no expression or posing just to see exactly how things are.)

I once did one of those for a SuperModel on a polaroid to be FedEx'd to Germany overnight. They did not want anything digital emailed, just a pure fresh polaroid.:-) Make sense to me.
So glad to see people thinking and commenting. Keep it up!

July 10, 2010 | Registered Commenterkennethlinge

Wow, Kenneth ... beautiful images, and a gorgeous model! Only 13?!?! I would have never guessed.

I absolutely love the lighting in the photo w/ the red background, and it would be great to know what your lighting setup and modifiers were. :)

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Young

Wonderful pictures as always Kenneth. I would love to hear how you setup and shot the 3rd one down black dress and where it appears very long legs. No Idea how tall or how long her legs really are but the aspect that you shot it at really captures it Thanks

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat wright

Once again....inspiring, breathtaking images.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Teran

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