I was asked by the Hair and Beauty department to take some photographs of their catwalk show. Normally this would consist of taking some documentary style shots and then the event itself. I decided to do something a little different and try a studio setup.
There are many diciplines of photography and hair is quite specialised so I searched the net for inspiration.
Michael Zelbel used a shoot through umbrella in the video but I decided to use a Bowens head with a large softbox instead. A portable black background was setup and a single, snooted SB700 speedlight was placed behind the chair to add the halo effect.
All the images were edited just using Lightroom 5. It's amazing just how versatile this software is. Due to it's nature beauty photography requires a fair amount of retouching. In the case of these images I followed these steps:
I have been a follower of Matt Kloskowski and his website Lightroom Killer Tips
For the month of January he has given up using Photoshop and is doing all his work within Lightroom.
Here's a link: I'm giving up Photoshop for the month of January