They Call It Mellow Yellow by Emily Moore
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Emily Moore's picture

They Call It Mellow Yellow

July 31, 2020

Model @maxine_thirteen and I wanted to create a sixties summer theme for this shoot and decided to go with bright yellow.

This is lit with four lights--two with orange gels to light a black background, one with an orange gel for fill from below, and a white 17" white beauty dish as key.

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8 Comments

Aaron Duke's picture

Nice image. You're kicking it old school with the song!

Emily Moore's picture

Donovan rocks! Just got some Donovan on vinyl. :)

davidmpadillajr's picture

LOVE this!

Vijay Mewada's picture

Wow. just amazing !! Composition. Pose. Expression.
If you can, Please share (a) Yellow tones on cheek and right palm was added in post or was lighting gel at the time of shoot? (b) if background was added in post?

mesmerising mood. cheers.

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks!

There were four lights in this setup. Two orange gelled lights on the background that also hit her arm and cheek. In a later version of this shot, I took out the yellow tone on her arm because I thought it was too yellow. There was also an orange fill light from below and finally, a white beauty dish with no gel as the key light.

Vijay Mewada's picture

Appreciated.

Dilyana Hezhaz's picture

Very stylish! I'm going after similar color palette on one of my next shoots, hopefully I'll come up with something as amazing as this!

Emily Moore's picture

Thanks! I ended up updating this one later because I thought the back arm was a bit too yellow, but I didn't want to take this one down. I only had a black background to use at the time, so I blasted it with light really heavy to make it yellow/orange.