Imitate strong sunlight in the studio.
As Karl sets up the lighting in this fashion photography class, he combines the bare-bulb key light with fill lights bouncing illumination off the ceiling and cove. The goal is to achieve vivid lighting and strong shadows to really make the image pop.
Model Suzannah wears stylish crocodile print as she poses against a pastel-coloured floor and backdrop. Karl works meticulously to ensure Suzannah holds just the right pose, with her legs extended up as she reclines with her handbag by her side.
Shooting tethered, Karl repositions the key light and makes exposure, focus and focal length adjustments to get the shot just right.
This class offers a great demonstration of how to achieve stunning sunlit fashion images without setting foot outside the studio.
In this class:
- Lighting ideas for fashion photography
- Imitating sunlight in the studio
- Creating strong shadows
- How to shoot with a bare bulb
- Benefits of shooting tethered
Be sure to watch the follow-up post-production class, in which Karl demonstrates his step-by-step retouching and editing process: Legs Up Fashion Shoot | Post-Production.