Belle and Yael – Hips and Curves

I love the opportunity to play and try new techniques. This shoot allowed me to have a go at something a little different.

I have seen lots of photographers I admire particularly using prisms, crystals or other materials to refract light and give different effects in camera. I had actually just finished watching a webinar where Emily Soto used tulle over the lens to add softness and texture to parts of her images.

I had already had a bit of a play with Percy using these sort of techniques (back in this blog post), where I used a cut glass perfume bottle and red cellophane. I had a bit of a hard time trying to scrunch the cellophane in the right direction, so there was a bit of an “ah ha” moment when I saw Emily using a small square of tulle secured with a rubber band (sometimes, I’m just a bit slow and also like to do things so they are more difficult for myself).

So when I had a shoot organised with Yael and Belle, I decide this was a perfect time to try white cellophane again. I shot some images without just to make sure we had options, but then tried out the cellophane. It still needs to be a tiny bit scrunched to get the refraction, but you also need to be care not to overdo and and get too much. Some images were well over the top, but I do like the effect still and so some have more than others.

I had already decided I wanted soft, flat lighting  for this shoot so used my ridiculously large (for my space) octa softbox feathered away from Yael and Belle, bouncing off white poly reflectors.

Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography
Toronto Portrait Photographer | Contemporary Beauty Photography

Models

Yael/Miss Meow facebook (Montreal)

Belle (who also can be found creating with A Platinum Production) here on facebook (Toronto)

Lingere by Hips and Curves

MUA – Trixi Jones

Hair – Johnny B Goode

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