Model paint blast

As much as there is spectacular photography created from this shoot there was also a spectacular mess that took a lot of time and effort to clean up. This chapter will teach you how to plan, light and execute a shot like this.


  1. I love all of these paint shoots. Such beautiful light and color. Beautiful work as always, Karl. And Sophie, what a sport haha!

  2. Hi Karl,

    Is there anywhere a footage from that famous “yellow paint wrap up around model” photo 🙂

    I can’t find it anywhere 🙂

  3. WOW… Long week, How did this idea come about ? What are you blending with the paint ? Water and Soap ?!? What kind of paint was used ? Water based I realize, Is there a specific brand ?.. I love how this is done, very interesting and in depth.
    Thank you Karl

  4. Cheers on a great shoot Karl! Just two questions:

    * Was the safety shot for post production cleanup purposes?
    * Did the protective glass in front of the camera cause any glare issues?

    1. Hi Peter, yes exactly the safety shot was for post production clean up and no the safety glass was fine. I keep a check on things like flare as I’m shooting and if it had become a problem i would of put a couple of card flags in front.

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