In this episode of In The Spotlight we take a look at Shannan Bishop
Hello and welcome to In The Spotlight. These posts are a way for us to share our best images with you and to explain a little about how they were taken and why we feel they are something a little special. We hope you enjoy this weeks post.
When we get the chance to photograph a model like Shannan, it’s all about keeping the look simple and subtle. Shannan has a lot of natural beauty so a simple lighting set up and gentle colour manipulation is all that’s needed. This image was shot in Shannan’s kitchen. We used a medium sized soft box about 14 inches away from her face with the setting around 1/4 power. This wraps the light around the face to create soft, yet dark shadows around the jawline. This also ensures the background remains in darkness to keep distractions away.
This image was shot on a Cannon 600D with a 50mm lens, proving that you don’t need expensive equipment as long as you plan your shots carefully. In post-processing we removed one blemish and adjusted the colours to bring out the red in the image around her hair and lips whilst pumping up the contrast and bring out the blacks to create the soft fade from light to dark.
We hope you enjoyed this post and we look forward to creating more in the future.