Para 222 and Matching Hues Fashion Shoot

Perfecting an image for a fashion shoot can often take a great deal of time. In this fashion photography class you’ll see why it’s so important to take the time to get everything just right and how attention to detail can really pay off.

In this fashion photography class Karl takes the time to test various outfit and makeup combinations, experiment with his lighting as well as adjust his background color before achieving the elegant final image.

Restricted to the set that is available to him, Karl demonstrates a simple and effective way to change the background of his image, a change that has a dramatic effect. By matching the hues of the outfit and background, you’ll be able to see just how effective attention to detail and minor adjustments can be.

In this fashion photography class we cover the following:

  • Fashion photography: Creative lighting setups for fashion photography
  • Fashion photography tips
  • Outfit selection for fashion photography
  • Lighting modifiers for fashion photography
  • How to change your background color
  • Working in Phocus software for simple color adjustments
  • Working with a team for a fashion shoot


  1. Alexis

    Hi Karl, I’m hoping you doing well. I founded the off-voice explanation at the end of the shooting very interesting. I mean all the remarks and feedback of the shooting and the problems you faced gives me confidence.
    Have a great day and thank you for all your courses 🙂

  2. Safarudeen

    Wow, thanks for showing us a great idea like changing the background colour during the photo shoot. Every class gives us a lot of tips. It’s awesome.

    1. Hi, there are other parabolic modifiers on the market now, the key to getting the correctly lighting look as this Para 222 is that the modifier is a true parabolic shape and with the same reflective properties. I’m not sure how all the other brands stack up but if the parabolic shape is correct and the size was the same then you would be able to use it in the same way. Light is a physical property so for it to behave in the same way as something else then it has to be reflected, transmitted or controlled in the same way.

  3. Is it possible to change the background from blue to something on the other end of the color wheel, say red? I’ve tried to change white background in a shot to deep red but the outcome is less than ideal. Your change from blue to greenish seems to work easily because the colors are close to each other on the color wheel.

    1. Hi, yes this is possible and there are a number of ways to do it. Please see our previous live shows on colour.

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