Creative Fashion Shoot, Rembrandt Lighting

October 8, 2015

IMG_5690 IMG_5681 IMG_5701IMG_5706 celia 4 WMK IMG_5706 frock 72dpiWorkshop led by Ben Scott, an event organised by Sydney Photographic Club.

Model: Celia.

Location: Studio 501 Photographic Studio Hire, Surry Hills.

Lighting: Christopher Getts & Pania Newport.

Makeup: Rebecca Montgomery.

Hair: Kabuki Mee.

The penultimate and last photos highlight the difference between focussing on the garment (penultimate) and focussing on the light (last). The first has been edited to show up the texture of the textile (the skin tones are consequently lighter) while the last has a greater overall continuity of dark tones, across the range of white to black. Viewing the model from behind the camera hones in on unexpected details; I didn’t really appreciate the silvery jewellery as part of the ensemble till I took the half-length shots – suddenly the delightful reflections of the necklace came to the fore and created meaning. Fashion photography is all about attention to detail at the time of shooting: noting the loose thread at the waist in the third photo and subtly altering the fingers and hands in the fourth would have improved the shots. The theme of this shoot was simplicity: Rembrandt lighting with an unlit background and similarly straightforward makeup.

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One Response to “Creative Fashion Shoot, Rembrandt Lighting”


  1. With the model’s high forehead she’s probably pretty close to the desired look for the period as well. Thanks for the explanation very interesting.


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