I am very fortunate to be friends with a very talented MUA who works on a lot of editorial and commercial productions. She had an athletic model who she wanted to do some beauty work with. This was prefect timing because I wanted to try out some new beauty lighting techniques that I had learned.
Two days before the day of the shoot I got a call from a friend who wanted to rent my 5Dmark3 the day of the shoot. Being the business man I claim to be I went ahead and rented it to him. I decided what the heck! I will just borrow a T3i from a close friend and rock out with that body instead.
We decided to use the gray background because of how it complimented the models features. It gave the images a very moody feel.
I chose this image to retouch because it I felt like her expression and pose matched the cool moody tones of the background and makeup.
After the shoot I decided to try frequency separation for the first time. I watched a PHLearn tutorial on the technique. I really like how this image turned out. Even though I do not think I have quite gotten the hang of this retouching technique.
Model: Zoe Camille
MUH: Monica Ninh