Posted by Vineet Suthan
This is another series of dresses that i like the most in these series. The bags that are shown in the picture are part of the maternity and not just for the sake of photography. Its good to incorporate props in your shot just to make it quite different. This was a planned shot in terms of props as the client wanted to incorporate these in the shot. The difficultly here in this shot when shooting with two models is that a shadow of one should not fall on other and if they are unavoidable then it should not be dark and ugly. You can see the shadows are there on the model on the left but its not too dark. The lighting diagram is shown below. You may check the series 1 here, Series 2 here
Mothers Nest-Dresses for Maternity
I am not being paid by the Mothers Nest for this but i should say this is a shop has some amazing clothes for your maternity at a reasonable rates. I would highly recommend this shop if you every intend to do a Maternity shoot with me. I shall be providing soon a page for the dress that you could wear for Maternity Photoshoot from this store soon.
Model Release Form
The client had earlier requested if i could have a model release form but i soon forgot about it. Why the client requested for the Model Release form is because the images were going to be used for various commercial prints and hence they requested me to get them. Is this applicable in all the situations. Though some may say that only for commercial work the model release is required while few others would debate if the models cannot be identified in the picture then not required. What did i mean by model not identified. Well say you took a silhouette of the model where you cannot identify who the model is or you took the back side of the model where the face is not shown in the picture in these cases MRF is not required. i would say it is better to get the MRF whenever you shoot people in studio and especially if you are paying them modelling fees.
I have created one model Release form which is almost similar to the one when found in the internet. While that version is in PDF my version is in Microsoft Word for you to edit them for your taste. Click here to download
For the lighting, i knew i had to use the Big Softboxes (Profoto 6×4-click to purchase from Adorama) to light the model and the dress. The reason for choosing big soft box is i had to light the dress evenly and only a big softbox i can think of. The small softbox were light from Visico Lights and used mainly for the background lights. Why mixed light well, the studio only had only these ones (lets not go in for color consistency for this matter) . Here for this shots, the background lights were reduced and kept it a lower level than the front lights as we did not want a pure white nor too dark images. The models was around 1.5 to 2 meter away from the wall. One model was just behind another a little bit.
Camera Raw-Basic Adjustment like Contrast, Clarity, Hue and Saturation and Chromatic Aberration
Adobe Photoshop Cs6-Retouching Floors and Skin. Basic Color Toning.
For the client i avoided the overall color tone and left as shot as they wanted to feature this in the brouchers. The Skin retouching was one using Imagenomic Portraiture. This plugin saves a lot of time when you have around 50 shots to retouch.
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