Rob Werlinger In a Metallic Mood

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Fashion Photography

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Rob Werlinger is a fashion photographer working out of Portland Oregon who pulled out all the stops when we first contacted him about some of his work we saw on 500px. Using this blog post as the impetus to experiment, Rob especially wanted to highlight what it takes to pull off a successful fashion shoot – and he did so with a behind the scenes video, lighting diagrams, and a cohesive series of images.

“The concept revolved around metallics and you can see them used prominently in the wardrobe, makeup, and also reflected in the mood and emotion of the model,” writes Rob. “Since we were using the Profoto Pro-8a packs that feature action-stopping short flash duration times, I wanted to bring in a strong element of motion as well.”

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© Rob Werlinger

A photo shoot is no one man show. For this shoot, Rob worked with a sizable team of people, from art directors to models to assistants.

“From the building of the concept, to the execution of the shoot, I collaborated with my pal Shaun Mendiola who is a top notch art director/photographer/designer/super-creative, writes Rob. “Emily Love from Option Model and Media brought not only the perfect look for the concept, but also the perfect mood and expression as well.

“I want to give a special thanks to Rob Layman and Pro Photo Supply for the amazing gear (which included a Hassy H3D and a Nikon D800, each with an assortment of lenses) and lighting expertise. AJ Meeker, local photographer/assistant/digital tech, ran two separate workflows, switching between Capture One and Lightroom, and generally put out fires making the shoot run smoothly. Pauline Kim styled the shoot, and in combination with Jasmine Klauder’s fantastic makeup and hair work, they helped to realize the concept.”

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© Rob Werlinger

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© Rob Werlinger

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© Rob Werlinger

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© Rob Werlinger

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© Rob Werlinger

You can find more of Rob’s work on his site, robwerlinger.com. Connect with him on Facebook and Tumblr.

The behind the scenes video is by Quavondo Nguyen (check out his portfolio for some great fashion work too!), who’s also the author of Quavondo’s Photography Lighting Techniques.

All images, videos, and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Rob Werlinger, all rights reserved; story is ©Profoto. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or re-post elsewhere without written permission.

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