Debonair: The Photoshoot and Technique

I had the great pleasure of working with the very talented guys from "Debonair"... It was the first time meeting the guys and working with them. 

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Debonair are an innovative, stylish and charismatic new music duo bringing some fresh new energy to the unsigned and underground scene. These boys are natural performers with a diverse background of experience in the entertainment industry.

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The goal for this shoot was the get together some really cool promotional material. It was a delight to work with these two very talented guys. They knew what they wanted and came forward with some awesome ideas. It was a great shoot based on hard work, great communication and a lot of fun! 

The shoot went very smoothly and I'll put that down to the planning I did with the client prior to the shoot. Just pressing the shutter is not enough. 

The Light Set Up

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Going into the shoot I had a good idea of the end result so I stuck with an easy setup that worked across the whole shoot. I did think about changing the setup but I liked the light too much :P

Light Setup:

-> Grey Background

-> 2 strip boxes to the rear of the subjects to add rim light

-> Large gridded Octa on a boom to the front and above

-> Small soft box as kicker - front left

We used lighting by Broncholor

The Editing

For the 2 solo images:

* Remove unwanted things in the background

* Clean up Skin

* Add Contrast

* Dodge & Burn

* Adjust Colour / Tone using adjustment layers

I didn't go to crazy on the editing for these images. I wanted these images to look nice, clean and classy.

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