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Green Screen Floral Editorial

Updated: Aug 17, 2018



The Fantasy Floral Photoshoot stemmed from images I came across which encapsulated the beauty of nature. Working together with Chrissy The Creator, we came up with the idea of a garment which involved flowers and tulle. She created a dress which flowed, and was covered in colorful flowers of all sizes. Makeup and hair was kept neutral with warm rose tones. After reviewing the images with the model, Marisa Roper, we were able to focus on poses which would tie in well. Poses of Marisa on a field, touching the flowers, and interacting with her environment were ones I was keen on capturing.



Here is the complete setup, showing the model in the foreground, being lit with a 7' foot Westcott Parabolic umbrella. You'll want to take your time placing your model in the correct position so she isn't being hit with spill coming from the background lights. You want to be sure that your key light, and fill if applicable, is what matches the background that you'll be compositing her into later in Photoshop.


Green Screen:

The general idea behind the green screen is to have a color that you can set apart from what your subject/model is wearing. When I first began using the green screen, my initial mistake was not telling my clients to avoid wearing green. It was a real learning process cutting out my subject from the green screen, yet being sure that the color green that they were wearing would remain. In order to remove green in post, you have to evenly illuminate the area around your subject/model. Nevertheless, you'll need two sets of lights. The first to light up the background and the second to expose for your subject.

Top Left Photo: This photo of the green screen, a Westcott Photo Basics 9' x 10' Green Screen Cotton Background, was lit with two strobes. To the left was a Profoto B1 with a Reflector attached to it. To the right was another Profoto B1, this one though had a 36" umbrella attached to it. Your choice of modifier does not matter how you light the background. Just be sure not to have the sides of these two strobes spill onto your subject.

Top Right Photo: In this photo, on camera left, was where I had the Key Light. As you can see the foreground is lit where the model would be sitting or standing. Again, this light is to be used solely to expose for the model. It should be metered for the model, and be within a good proportion to the the two lights that are exposing for the background.





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