Quentin Decaillet's picture

Sweet Sugar

When I had Sarah coming in for this shoot I wasn't sure if I were going to have time to get a beauty shot for my MUA. I really wanted to because I knew I could do something awesome with the sugar in beauty!
As I knew the initial picture I had in mind would take time to create, we started with it and result was an image I previously posted here: https://fstoppers.com/photo/60192
When done, the makeup was not looking much pretty anymore but no one was in a rush. So the MUA did Sarah's eyes makeup all over again and we tried to throw sugar from behind in order to avoid trashing the makeup once again.
The final image you see here is a composite of 4 shots. We couldn't get as much sugar as I wanted in one throw. So I composited a few of them in Photoshop. It was also really complicated for Sarah to keep her eyes open while being sprayed with kilos of sugar!

MUA: Marlène Bérard
Model: Sarah Pecherski
Assistant: Michel Pieren
Photographer/Retoucher: Quentin Décaillet
*Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 with 70cm diffused white beauty dish in front
*2 x Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 with 130x50cm strip on each side slightly behind Sarah

Canon-1D X
100mm · f/16.0 · 1/250s · ISO 250
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Winning capture, really love this.


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