Valentine’s Day calls for some festive images… and that’s exactly what I have in store for you in this video using 3 lights, gels, stickers, and a star filter! Let’s take a look.
I recently took a trip to the dollar store and it was packed with fun, kitschy stickers, table decor, and more. After a $9 collection of goodies, I had just what I needed for a Valentine’s day beauty look.
My fabulous team adorned my subject in the stickers plus some beautifully complimentary hair and makeup. The resulting look was extremely playful and kitschy, so that’s what I wanted out of the lighting and creative effects.
For this shot I used three lights to give rich color to the shot:
#1 Main light: Profoto D2 + 5 degree grid
#2 Gel light left: Profoto D2 + purple gel
#3 Gel light right: Profoto D2 + magenta gel
Because my subject had some sequins and reflective elements on her face, I decided to use a 4 point cross star filter so that when the hard light hit her face it would create starburst reflections. I used the Canon R5 and RF 24-105 for these images.
Once I had the lighting, the color, and special effects, it was all about getting the right expressions. I decided to go for a mixture of innocent and playful to bring the look to life!
0:40 Dollar store DIY styling
1:30 Main light
1:42 Gel #1
1:54 Gel #2
2:44 Star Filter
3:06 Camera Gear
3:24 Final shots
3:56 Magic of Gels
Photography Lindsay Adler
Video: Samuel Bouret
Hair: Linh Nguyen
Makeup: Lijha Stewart
Model: Monica Ollander
Styling: The Cannon Media Group
THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING!