08. Retro Sci-Fi Fashion Shoot

Karl teamed up with Next Model Management’s Kariss Craig, professional fashion stylist Bianca Swan and makeup artist and hair stylist Shanine Levrier for an intensive week of filming high-end fashion photography. In this class (which forms part of our newest fashion course) Karl takes inspiration from the movie Blade Runner to create an eye-catching sci-fi styled image.

Through careful control of just two lights Karl demonstrates exactly what can be achieved with precision, knowledge and attention to detail.

In this fashion photography class we cover the following:

  • Creative set creation
  • Creative direction
  • Posing
  • How to achieve synergy between various elements
  • Long exposure in fashion photography
  • Precision lighting
  • A simple two-light setup
  • Controlling and balancing multiple light sources
  • The importance of attention to detail
  • Analysing and making an adjustments mid-shoot

 

Comments

  1. This was a great one Karl; I’m a big Sci-Fi/Blade Runner fan myself. The small triangle of light and the kicker in the back really make the image complete, as opposed to straightup projector light. Not too long ago I never would have thought of that. Great emphasis on the details and planning as well. Many thanks!

  2. Amazing, the wait was worth it a lot. Many thanks Karl, Ben and team. “It is addictive”

  3. Hello Karl, another great tutorial. I suppose the backlight with Fresnel is a flash in this case… Would it be possible to achieve this with a continous Fresnel light (Cremer type) also?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Bernard, yes the triangle and the backlight were both flash, you could achieve it with continuous light but as I was combining a long shutter speed in the shot the flash ensured the models face/eyes were sharp.

  4. Just awesome.
    Is there a video on how you produced those brilliant images using fluorescent tubes in the frame w/the model?

  5. Hi Karl

    Is the file you made for the projection available as a download?
    If not can you please tell me how many pixels each stripe is in height?
    And the overall image size?
    Many thanks
    Paul

    I really enjoy your classes. Such an inspiration.

    1. Hi Paul, I didn’t keep the file as it didn’t take very long to make and I didn’t think I’d need it again. The projector had a resolution of 2000px wide, so I made the image in photoshop about 2000×1000 and then just made lots of stripes, I had no specific height in mind because I could either zoom the image in or out to change the height of the stripes (by zooming either with the projector or the laptop image). I guess you could count the stripes and then divide the height by that number to get a rough idea?

  6. hi
    is this posible to do without the broncolor Picolites and only th eprojector? i don’t think you use a flash because then the lines will go aaway i understand the broncolor Picolites is needed for the face and so . And do you btw have the red blue psd for a downoad 🙂
    regards
    HArm

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