Barbara Moore
 
 
Barbara Moore

In this story we will talk about using props to give the model something to work with on your set. When you set up a plan colored backdrop for shooting a model by them self it could become very boring so having a prop to have some interaction going on is a good idea. When shooting for clothing catalogs it is all about the clothes so don’t get confused as to what you are photographing as props are just what they are PROPS!. In these images I was shooting for the model’s members website to create a set of images of the model posing in a her sexy outfit. For a prop what I did was to make a box and cover it with some fluffy cloth in a color that would match the model’s outfit.
 
The Box
 
We had found a great location in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. But when we arrived I found out that there was no furniture we could use good job I had brought with me some props. Most location homes I have shot in have had rooms set up to be use for photography or film. We find homes that have just be leased, rented or sold and they are going to be vacant for a few weeks have owners that are looking to find ways to make money when they homes are empty so they rent them out to film guys or photographers.
 
Barbara Moore
 
In most of this home it had wooden floors with white walls which made for a very plan look but at the same time I could keep the focus on the model and what she was doing or wearing in the shots. I had Barbara Moore Playboy® Playmate pose on the box to show off her fabulous body and how erotic & sexy she can be which is not hard for a Playboy® Playmate to do. I use a ring-light for my main light and the light coming in through the windows in the rooms that would act as my fill light & with the use of a slow shutter speed and a higher ISO I could get the exposure I needed. With this sort of lighting & the use of fill light it would help remove the shadow that the ring-light was making behind the model on the wall. Once in post I could push the white’s a bit higher in photoshop® to also help remove any gray shadow on the wall. The main deal with this sort of shoot "Playboy® Playmate" is to create a great set of images were the model is stripping and showing off her body. As you can see the box and outfit color relay worked out well. So, think of what you want to have your model do on set to make a story!