I had watched this video from Calvin Hollywood using his ‘Checklayer’ technique a while back and I finally put what I learned to use on this image.
In the video, Calvin starts off by using his technique with the healing brush on skin.
He mentions that the technique could also be used while dodging and burning, and this is where I found the most time savings. I’ll be using this method quite a bit, I’m sure!
This shoot was to test my light set ups for another shoot that I had scheduled the following day.
I had spent most of the day earlier trying to arrange a couple of set ups,
but wasn’t very happy with anything I did. Nothing looked like I wanted it to.
Thank goodness Heather was in town for a quick visit and agreed to help me out.
Sometimes it helps to have someone other than yourself to test on
After seeing the images on the computer, I was still so disappointed with the lighting.
I swear, I just feel like throwing in the towel.
I cancelled the shoot I had for the following day and have decided to take some time off from shooting.
At least until I get enough gumption to go back in the studio again and move lights around…
Here’s another image from the shoot.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the images that resulted, I just wasn’t satisfied with the lighting… and I don’t know why…
- 5′ octa camera right, roughly at a 45º angle
- white v-flat camera left, several feet from subject, for fill
- subject just in front of thunder grey seamless background
Photos by Regina Pagles