Retouched Magazine. She wanted something a little different from what she would typically publish, which would usually be in the beauty photography and retouching field of the industry.
Back then I was doing creative photography and digital manipulation for commercial and personal projects. This meant that my photographic work was always different, changing with every new project that came into my hands. So Julia asking me to do something different had to be not only different for what she and her audience were used to seeing, but also had to be different from what I was usually doing.
Three years ago my whole life changed, almost in every aspect: my work changed, my clients changed, and my income changed. Suddenly, I was traveling to Copenhagen, Colombia, New York, Chicago, Dubai, Italy, Bermuda, China, etc. I was giving conferences, workshops, judging big contests, interviews, productions, you name it!
Of course my lighting setups and in-camera composition have improved throughout the years, and now, I normally just take 3 to 5 shots for compositing the final image, regardless of where it was photographed – at the studio or on-location. Two shots are of the model and the scene, focusing on two different focal planes to achieve great depth of field. For example:
• Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Ultra-Wide Tilt-Shift Manual Focus Lens
• Manfrotto Tripod / Ball Head
• 2 Einstein Studio Flashes with Westcott 7’ Parabolic Umbrellas / with diffusers
• 1 Bowens Studio Flash with a Bowens Strip Softbox.
• Photoshop CC
• Nik Software Collection / Color Effects