Beauty is in the Light Martinique Masterclass Workshop Portrait


Workshop by João Carlos

Iwas recently in Martinique to give a four day workshop for GNPP with the photographer Olivier Merzoug. Martinique is an gorgeous island filled with open and amazing people, I can’t wait to go back there. I took place in a amazing resort, we kept mornings to have presentations, talks and learn more teorical aspects and in the afternoon we when out shooting with models, wardrobe and styling. This amazing trip has inspired me and I made sure to inspire the people in this workshop.

The workshop focused on portrait, beauty, fashion and swimwear photography and we also got to teach some post production techniques. We dedicated the second day to portrait, and since the harder portraits to take is of the photographers themselves I had this class posing to understand light technics and how to better work with the models.

We used a simple two light set-up, one SMDV BriHT-360 with a SMDV BR-40 Snoot with grid adapter to light the background and a SMDV BriHT-360 with a SMDV Speedbox-70 to light the subject with a Omega reflector to shape the light.

Gear List

  • Thinktank Shoulder Bag
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Silver Edition
  • Fujinon XF Super EBC 56mm f/1.2
  • Fujifilm extra battery
  • Fujifilm flash
  • Sandisk extreme pro SD cards
  • 3 Legged Thing Tripod
  • Fujifilm microfiber lens cloth
  • G-Drive ev 1 Tb
  • SMDV BRiHT-360 Flash
  • 2 Li-on batteries
  • Standard Reflector BR-120
  • SMDV Carrying case
  • Thinktank Citywalker 10
  • BR-40 Snoot with grid adapter
  • SMDV Speedbox-70
  • Omega reflector by Westcott

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