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Thanks to my friends at the Whitehall Hotel, Broxted, I managed to wangle the use of their penthouse suite for a high fashion style photoshoot. Chloe Ruffell and Ruth Mooney very kindly offered to model for me and the two images below (the first of many) are of the beautiful Chloe:
This first shot was emulating one Chloe had wanted for her portfolio, it’s a glam, rocked up sexy image. The brickwork sets the image off beautifully adding texture and an urban feel whilst the beams keep it slightly rustic and abstract.
Chloe’s pose is fabulous, it beaks up the shape of her body adding angles and curves in all the right places plus flashing an earring with her hand in her hair and the lack of eye contact gives it a hard edge that works perfectly with her alluring sexiness.
Settings: Canon 50D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 set to f/5.0 at 1/250s, two Proline 180W flash heads, one to the right and rear of the model with translucent brolly and the second in front of the model with softbox, silver reflector in front and low on model.
This second image of Chloe was set on a dressing table. I asked her to pretend to apply her eyeliner whilst I tried a number of angles. This one grabbed me, the subtlety of the black lace dress and pearls against her beautiful face framed in the mirror wouldn’t look out of place in Vogue and is reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s famous photograph. I used black and white to draw attention to details and it has worked beautifully. This is easily my favourite photograph I have taken to date.
Settings: Canon 50D, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro set to f/3.5 at 1/250s, two Proline 180w heads fired 1x behind with translucent brolly and 1x to the right and rear of the model with softbox.
More from this set will follow soon featuring the lovely Ruth.