Composite Model Shoot: Working with Hair
So let's add one more level of complexity to this and let's get a little bit of movement in her hair. So I believe we have a reflector here somewhere. Yes, we do. So who wants to be wind machine? Wind ninja, wind ninja? Cool. Fabric ninjas and wind ninjas. Speaking. So what we're going to do with this is we're going to make sure that we're using the black part of this up, because if we use the silver part of course we're going to get a reflection. Let's get you in that pose. So we can just go like, one, two, three. And hopefully her hair moves a little bit. It totally covered my face. One, two, three. Yeah. In other case, there we go. So I don't necessarily want her hair to like, floof, fly out from her head. I just want just a little bit of movement, kind of how we had with the skirt. Just that perfect little bit so that we don't notice it. It's not just like, whoa, that hair is everywhere. It's just a moment.
Let's see. (chuckles)
So we're just making these infinitely hard. (chuc...
kles) Awesome, so you got your poses, you look beautiful. I wanna make sure I don't lose your hand. In this image here that we took, let's bring it in just a little bit more. Awesome, and just bend your elbow for me a little tiny bit. There we go, that's great. I tend to, if there's a joint, I like to bend it. Just a tiny, tiny little bit. Right now, see, her wrist, has just like, well, you can't see it from here. I'm just gonna photograph your hands. One, two, three. (shutter snaps) So she has just the slightest drop. It's very, very, very gentle, in her hand right here. So we look at her muscle in her arm, it's coming here, and it's extremely slight, but it's just a little bit down on the wrist. And it's very, very, very minor. It's another one of those little, tiny details that we don't notice. But it's all going to go into making a very nice pose. Just try, there we go, great.
Should I do it on three, or on two?
Let's try it on three and see what happens. (chuckles) Because I'll be watching for the hair. It's gonna take about half a second for the wind to get to her, and it'll take about half a second for the fabric to fall. So we'll see what happens. Worst to worst, we photograph your hair separately. Alright, let's do some fabric throwing. Awesome. One, two, and three. Nope, not quite. You're gonna have to grab just a little bit tighter on that. Actually, that did have a nice push on the fabric though. So try to grab...
Yeah, I want you to grab a little bit higher up here, if we can.
Just so we have less flex. So let's try floof. There! See what that did with the hair right there? So let's try that. Like I said, we can stitch this if we have to. (chuckles) And if we're shooting this on tripod, we can get pretty darn close. Alrighty. One, two, and three. (shutter snaps) That's okay, I shot two seams, but that's alright. There we go, we got the hair. Let's try this again. One, two, and three. (shutter snaps) Nice. There we go. Very nice. So I was looking at this, and what I'm seeing in my head... (groans) Let's just do this right here. Let's go right-click, edit with, Photoshop. I go here. Come on. Where's that fabric one that I really like? That one. Right-click, edit with, Photoshop. So if I take this picture here with that little bit of hair, copy it, paste it, so select all, Control + A, Control + C, Control + V. Put that on multiply. Come on. What I'm looking for is the hair. Multiply is too dark, so let's try overlay, because I just wanna see what's going on. That mouse. So what I can probably do here is I can add some more density to her hair. That's that hair there, and I can add more of it here. Masking is gonna suck. But, in other case, though, we can do that. So I am not 100% sure that I will do it, but I know that that little bit of extra curl in the hair and that little bit of movement is nice, and it's subtle, and it's pretty and it's feminine.