Beauty is in the Light
Biscarrosse Masterclass WS
Recently I was in the little town of Biscarrosse, France, where I was teaching my beauty is in the light masterclass. In this class, I discuss everything from shooting on location with Strobes, model direction, lighting, Styling and Makeup direction and conceptualizing. Further, we also had a beauty session and a portrait session I even took a series of portraits of my students.
- touching up the model's makeup during the beauty photoshoot and a quick browse through the photos on the back of the Fujifilm GFX 50s.
BIG THANKS TO FUJIFILM FRANCE
Who loaned us some of their premium products like the Fujifilm GFX-50s, X-H1, XT-2 and X-Pro 2. Plus, a beautiful collection of diverse glass pictured below.
You can read more about Fujifilm GFX-50s here, and about Fujifilm X-H1 here.
- The participants of the workshop had the opportunity to test premium gear from Fujifilm France. Here are the Fujifilm GFX 50s, X-H1 and the light X-Pro 2 in the hands of the attendees.
Day two of the Workshop Masterclass
- Images from the second day of the workshop masterclass.Taken with natural light only.
The Omega Reflector is a cool multiple handy light shaping tool. That’s basically a donut reflector, that you can shoot through.
Usually, we think that we should hold reflector from below, but I prefer holding it from above thus imitating the sun, preventing cross shadows.
- For these images, I used one Rapidbox and an Eyelighter to assure even lighting and soft shadows, letting the makeup shine.
Eventually, we had time to take advantage of the beautiful end of the day. Going for a quick flight on the hydro airplanes.
Lastly, the group came together then we had a wonderful dinner and socialized. Here are some great moments I took with my Fujifilm x100f.
Read more about my previous masterclasses:
Host and Producer: Hélen Cubino Styling: John Coureau johncoureaucreation.com @johncoureaucreation Makeup: Mathieumakeup @levrard.mathieu Models: Émilie Maestracci @emmaestracci Tom @tom_btsd Angello @angelllllllo Naomi @naomiriskwait French Photography Organisation AFMI Big thanks to Fujifilm France for providing their cameras for the means of the workshop. And a huge thank you to Alein Quintin and Bernard Guibbal from MMF-Pro, all the lighting gear was supplied by them.
-Traveling with my ThinkTank Naked Shape Shifter backpack. Fits easily in a small airplane's overhead bin which is great! Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Camera Fujifilm X100F APS-C Digital Camera Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Medium Format Lens G-Mount GFX SMDV 360BRIHT flash head SMDV Standard Reflector BR-120 SMDV SpeedBox-A80 octogonal softbox Westcott RapidBox Collapsible Beauty Dish Westcott Eyelighter 2 Westcott Omega Reflector 360 Westcott Scrim Jim TetherTools TetherPro USB Cable 3.0 ThinkTank Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2 Backpack BlackRapid Cross Shot Sandisk ExtremePro SD memory cards MacBook Pro 13inches