TAKE HOME STUDIO BEAUTY PORTRAITS
Take beauty shots in an improvised home studio with a simple setup
All it takes is a simple setup and you’ve got yourself a home studio, ready for you to capture a professional-looking beauty image. Follow these shooting and editing tips to find out how
In this brief tutorial you will learn how to make a professional-looking beauty shot, with some basic equipment and a simple lighting setup. There are a lot of simple steps that can be easily overlooked, so pay attention not to miss these as they can make a huge difference to your end results. For this particular shoot we will use a full-frame DSLR – in this instance we are using the
Canon EOS 5DS with a 50-megapixel sensor for ultra-high clarity, but you can still use cameras with half that resolution, even with APS-C sized sensors. For the lens we chose Canon’s EF 135mm f2L USM telephoto lens, which is really one of the best and sharpest Canon lenses around.
In the light department, we’re going with only one light source – here it’s the SK300 II, a very affordable studio flash made by Godox, and it was fitted with a parabolic softbox. We used a cheap backdrop kit, but you can do this even in front of the wall. This photoshoot won’t require a huge working area, nor a studio with high ceilings, and we’ll elaborate why as we go along. However, it is advisable to have someone assist you with make-up, unless you’re going for a particularly natural look.
Right NATURAL The initial image before any retouching, captured using a simple home studio setup Far right FINALISED IMAGE This is the final result of all the retouching steps, along with light and colour corrections