Creative Challenge - Messy Hair
This week I was challenged with doing something that I really can not stand. I'm not a neat freak by any means, but I get enough mess at home from my two girls that I just didn't want to do anything truly messy at my studio with paint, or mud or anything dirty.
So for this week I decided on making the model's hair...
- Messy -
How it was done
All in all, this was rather easy to execute. The main thing was getting the hair just right. I didn't want really messy hair but clean and messy hair, similar to bed hair. That's not something I can do myself, so I got the help of a great hair stylist, Michelle J. Arce at Trust UR Stylist.
I was thrilled with the results; I love how the hair comes out in certain spots and curls into itself all while looking clean yet still messy.
On the technical side, all I had to use was one Speedlite and my Lumodi Beauty Dish. It gave just the look I wanted for this shoot, I was going for a soft faded look for the final image, but I always need some pop to my photos, and the Beauty Dish gives just that.
Behind THe Scenes
MAIN LIGHT SETUP:
- Lumodi 18" HD Pro Speedlight Beauty Dish Kit
- PBL Light Stand 10ft Pro Heavy Duty
- YONGNUO YN 560 IV (Used with Optional MagMod)
- MagMod (Used to Snap to Beauty Dish)
- Canon EOS 6D (Camera Body)
- Canon 50mm f1.4 Lens
- YONGNUO YN560-TX (Flash Trigger)
- Spider Holster Hand Strap - Red
- Spider Holster Black Widow
What I would do differently?
While I do love the hair, I feel like I should have pushed the envelope on the whole "Messy" theme. I got a fantastic image, but it doesn't scream messy 100% to me.
What would you do differently?
Let me know in the comments below if you feel like this photo is messy enough or should I have done something more like thrown some dirt on the model? What would you do to make this a Messy photo?