A High-End Beauty Shoot with Lenworth Johnson

Words and Photos by Lenworth Johnson - A Platypod Pro
Edited by Eryka Bagwell


Elegance Redefined: A High-End Beauty Shoot in the Studio
"There are moments when artistry, production, and elegance take center stage. Our recent high-end beauty shoot in the studio was one such moment, where every detail was meticulously crafted to create images that were timeless, epic and sophisticated."

Setting the Stage: Using the Studio as a Playground for Creativity
"The small home studio was quickly transformed into a playground of creativity, with luxury products, and soft flattering lighting. A great team on staff and background music was used to set the mood, every element was thoughtfully selected."

The Art of Makeup: Enhancing Natural Beauty
"Makeup played a crucial role in our high-end beauty shoot, with a focus on enhancing the overall look and feel of the images. My talented makeup artists worked tirelessly to create looks that were both striking and sophisticated, using high-end products to achieve flawless results."

The Role of Lighting: Creating Drama and Dimension
"Lighting helped create the mood and atmosphere for this shoot. I wanted to capture a soft, but crisp light. This sculpted the image by adding depth and dimension to the final capture. The result was a series of portraits that were both elegant and captivating."

Attention to Detail: The Difference is in the Details
"In high-end beauty commercial photography, attention to detail is paramount! From the perfect angle to the slightest adjustment in pose, every detail had to be considered and subsequently crafted to create images that were nothing short of perfection."

Post-Processing: Enhancing the Beauty
"In post-processing, we focused on enhancing the beauty of the images while maintaining a natural look, using tools from programs like Capture One, Photoshop, and Retouch4me Plugins helped to elevate the final look."

Platypod Rig:
The Platyball Elite transformed my approach to beauty shoots, providing the versatility and precision I needed. It offers me the ability to quickly capture vertical or horizontal framing effortlessly, enhancing the quality and creativity of my workflow. Working with limited time, achieving the perfect composition is crucial, and the Platyball simplified that process, solving a significant challenge with ease.

Lighting/Grip and gear used:
Canon EOS R6M2
F/9, 1/200, 24-105 @92mm
Platyball Elite Tripod head

Key Light 25" Parabolix
Fill Broncolor 36x60 (2 x 1.1') softbox
V-Flat on the black side to subtract light on camera left.


To view more of Lenworth's incredible work, visit his website here you can also find his latest works on his Instagram page here, be sure to give him an add.


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