20 Mar Agata Suduiko in Paris at Twilight

Source: Pro Photo Nut

Model: Agata Suduiko
Styling: Mariana Atamanchuk
Photography: Damien Lovegrove
Make up: Tatiana Medved
Camera: Fuji X-Pro2, 16mm, 23mm, 35mm (f/1.4), 56mm, 90mm
Lighting: Before dusk Cactus RF60 and after dusk Lupo 650 dual colour with battery

01. The make up by Tatiana was a superb example of blending a contrast. I normally shoot minimalist make up but it was a delight to see such fine artistry. Thank you Tatiana.

This twilight shoot in Paris was a collaboration with a friend and fellow photographer Paul Keur. While the make up by Tatiana was under way Paul and I found a local bar to discuss shoot locations. We used Google Earth and Paul’s knowledge of Paris to choose the perfect palace to shoot at. The 1664 tasted great but had a price tag to match. Paris is right up there among the most expensive cities in the world.

02. To test the Cactus RF60 flash we shot Agata on the balcony of the hotel suite. I used a CTO gel and a 3400k white balance setting to give the city a cool tone. The flash was used bare without modifiers. It’s the best way to work if you can nail the light direction.

03. Our chosen palace has fabulous lions with cherubs atop. Google Street View gave us a good preview of our shoot locations. I lit this with a bare faced Cactus RF60 with CTO gel. The Police were out in force with 20 or so riot vans but they seemed to be waiting for…

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