Lighting Techniques


How I Got That Shot: Fashion and Beauty Photos Using Tungsten and Strobe

July 16, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Aileen Son

To show model Zuri Tibby in a way that countered her sporty, athletic image, Son conceived a fashion shoot inspired by 19th century portraits, and chose lighting that enhanced fabric textures.

Client: Paintbox Creative: Ella Langston, chief executive officer; Britta W., marketing manager Client: The Vernacular Creative: Patty Lu, creative director; Megan Gray, style director Photographer Aileen Son describes her style as “precise, clean, feminine and soft.” Many of her fashion and beauty clients hire her to act as both an art director and photographer. She explains, “A company would come...

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