Andrea Belluso is an experienced photographer with more than three decades in the business. Over the years, Andrea has shot everything and everyone from supermodels and celebrities to fashion, beauty and stock photography. In addition, Andrea works as a light shaper evangelist at the Profoto headquarters in Stockholm.
Once a month Andrea shares one of his recently used setups. He is usually available to answer any questions you might have, but as he is on a much deserved vacation at the moment, we cannot guarantee the he will reply instantly.
This month’s setup: The Supermodel Setup
Perfect when: You happen to have a supermodel in front of your camera.
But also whenever: You want a clean, fresh and flattering light.
The assignment: Swedish beauty magazine Daisy Beauty contacted me to photograph their cover featuring supermodel Caroline Winberg. Caroline is known for numerous campaigns for Valentino, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, Armani, D&G, Rolex, Chloé, Ralph Lauren and many others as well as for several Vogue covers. In other words, it was a pretty exciting assignment that I didn’t think long before accepting. In addition to the cover, I was to also shoot some images to illustrate an article about her in the magazine. The pictures had to be shot on a white background and have a fresh and dynamic feeling portraying Caroline’s beauty and character.
The setup: I wanted a setup that would work for the cover shot as well as for the full-length pictures for the article to give continuity to the picture story. Also, I wanted a light that was soft but with a bit of extra punch and a bit of character though keeping within the lines of commercial lighting that was required by the client. Can you guess what I used? (more…)