The beauty shot tutorial

6:15 AM Katie Evans 9 Comments


This is the first time I've tried this technique. I actually found it here a couple of months ago and thought I should try and it out and share it with you, my dear reader...

So here is the set-up:

What you want to do it tape a sheet of white tissue paper on the window, thus blocking the direct rays and setting up a white background. Push your table up right next to the tissue paper. On the table lay out a sheet or two of tin foil. I put the shiny side up.

After your set-up you're all ready to shoot! meter off of your object so it will cause the background to be completely over exposed. And you get something like this:


In all of my shots, SOOC (straight out of the camera) were a little dark so in Lightroom I increased the exposure and the fill light. Because it also felt a little washed out, I also increased the blacks and the contrast.





And there you have it...a beauty shot made simple. 

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This is the first time I've tried this technique. I actually found it here a couple of months ago and thought I should try and it ou...

9 comments:

Thanks for sharing this great tip! I'm going to try this today!

Hyla said...

Wow! Love it!

Sandrine said...

Oh glorious Katie! Thanks x

this is amazing! thanks for sharing the secret. i will have to try this soon! :)

Wag Doll said...

Fantastic tips - thanks! x

Wag Doll said...

Well I took your tips on board and used this technique, here's my blog post linking back you. Thanks so much for the info!
http://www.wagdoll.co.uk/2011/10/sock-monkey-modelling-shoot.html

Kirstin said...

this is so awesome! I can't wait to try it.

linda herron said...

studio in home in no time!!
this is revolutionary.i always had to Photoshop before..Many many thanx for sharing this life hack!

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