27 Jan Nadia Saraphenia Achha test shoot

Source: Pro Photo Nut

These 17 photographs of natural beauty Nadia are not retouched. Blaise my PA and model scout has had her eye on Nadia for several months and the time had come to do a mini shoot, just for a couple of hours to see if she is right for our 1:1 clients learning boudoir and portraiture. I love this kind of stripped back shoot with the emphasis on real. I suggested to Nadia to wear some mascara and loose, shaggy clothing. Here are our results…

Shoot: Test shoot/ casting ahead of 2018 season
Instructions: No foundation, no lipstick, natural messy hair and no Photoshop retouching
Model: Nadia Saraphenia Achha
Photography: Damien Lovegrove
Styling: Nadia and Damien

01. The first set were lit with a simple 42cm beauty dish and a 7″ reflector with grid on the kick light.

Camera: Fujifilm GFX50s with GF 32-64mm lens or the GF 110mm lens


02. Natural beauty. I used a Lupo 1000 spotlight from behind to light Nadia and I let the reflected spill fill in the shadows. I also left the room lights on too to give a softer contrast.


03. Just one beauty dish without a grid was used here as a key light and the subtle kick light in the left shot came from a 7″ reflector and grid. I’ve tried super expensive beauty dishes and the cheap ones on Ebay and I like the £40 ones on Ebay. The 42cm Ebay beauty dishes typically come with a grid and shower cap and produce

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