Fashion: Amanda deLeon Summer Collection

Amanda deLeon Summer Shoot 2010

My wife, Amanda deLeon, is a pretty amazing fashion designer, and I consider myself lucky to be able to shoot most of her lines when the time comes each season.  Earlier this summer was no different when she asked me to shoot her Summer line for her Etsy store. Amanda wanted a very bright, surreal look to these images, with lots of color and pop.  Here are a few images from the shoot.

Amanda deLeon Summer Shoot 2010

Amanda deLeon Summer Shoot 2010

Amanda deLeon Summer Shoot 2010

Thoughts & Shooting Notes:

This was probably one of the more challenging portrait shoots I have had.  It was steaming hot, which presented the challenge of keeping the models cool (read, not shiny), and the sun was either full force, or behind clouds, presenting an ever changing lighting situation.  Luckily we were prepared with lots of water, fans and plenty of flashes!

I shot this, as usual, with the Canon 5d mkII.  One White Lightning X1600 was positioned camera left and shot through a large softbox, with the sun being used as fill light from the right.  I also positioned a silver reflector below the models to give their chin a bit of definition.  The light on the wall in the far background was produced using another X1600 with reflector.

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