Well it's taken me longer than expected but I'm finally able to show you the first episode of 'Insight-From Concept to Print'. This is my new video series which gives you a 'behind the scenes' look at some of my Photo Shoots including the lighting set-up and the editing that I do in the computer.
This first episode is taken from a recent commercial shoot at Oxygen Hair & Beauty, Beaconsfield, UK where we were working with them to produce photographs showing 'before' and 'after' shots of the models once they'd had the 'Oxygen' treatment. The photographs are then going to be used to advertise/promote the salon and also appear in the stylists' portfolios.
In the video you'll get to see how the photographs were lit and why, due to the limited space available and then finishing off showing you an example of the editing I did to produce the final images using both Lightroom & Photoshop. It's worth noting that as the images are being used commercially, the editing involved was considerably more than I would do for a normal portrait (unless of course the client asked for it).
ps> The editing has been speeded up in the video; I'm quick but I ain't that quick :o)
pps> Credit to Scott Kelby of the NAPP for the idea of the lighting set up and guidance on the editing style.