This one from Kelly was originally a lot harsher in contrast. I took 3 different variations in Lightroom, exporting each to Photoshop and making a mix of the three for the jacket, Kelly’s head and her chest. This way the light balance was a lot softer, and I liked that look better in this case, instead of having a really high-contrast look (do note that it still has a lot of contrast).
The wind machine gave some life to her hair, the slanted look also adds some dynamics.
This is Deirdre, lying on what appears to be a wooden floor perhaps, but in reality this was one of Savage’s Floor Drops, named ‘Worn Planks Floor’. This carpet-like printed floor looks a little fake in real life, but in pictures it’s quite good. The only downside might be that you’d miss a bit of directional specular lighting at the edges, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, then good! 😉
This was also the first time that I took out a ladder and climbed up high to get that high vantage point. It does help, although it looks a bit unsafe perhaps from the model’s side. The higher point also helped to prevent me using a lower focal length, since higher focal lengths like 85 or more are more pleasing to the eye.
Things went ok, no limbs were broken and this image is the result.