BTS: Military photo-shoot. How we did it

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

In the last post I told you about my recent photo shoot with the charming Liloo and military style. Today I want to show you some pictures Behind the Scene and talk about the process itself.

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

As I said, we originally planned to shoot in a special location with broken buildings and grunge textures. We didn’t have a questions about the style – the offer to do it with military style comes from Liloo and I happily agreed to experiment. We should only collect supplies — weapons was found at one of our employees, but skirt and boots Liloo still had to buy.

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

The weather was on the verge of rain and I was afraid to go to the intended location and we just stayed and shoot right next to the house of our model. As for the background, I decided not to bother about it and just replace it on post-production.

After short meditations and thinking I decided to use flash instead of natural light (as I do normally) — the flash can add a bit of necessary drama to my images.

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

When we started to shoot, I realised one small problem — the day was a bit cloudy and the sun was sometimes covered by the clouds, so all the time I had to change the settings to get the picture I needed. Finally I gave up, put the model in the shade and all the other frames we did only in the shadows.

Some of the shots we did right inside the house with a hair dryer.

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

For shooting, I used two simple Vivitar flashlights with white umbrella and a small travel soft box. Of course, all the camera settings were switched to manual mode, and were changing based on the situation.

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

Behind The Scene: Liloo!

And of course all the major work was done in post-production. This is how the picture has changed.

I hope you liked this post:

BTS: Military photo-shoot. How we did it


PS. All photos on this website are copyrighted material and all rights are reserved!
Photo credits goes to my friend and assistant Alexander “Apple” Tjan.



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