Agency tests with Karolina

Agency tests with Karolina

Today I would like to share some background story working with Karolina (@kzarowna). I’ve contacted her after I saw her photos on a instagram page of a MagnesModels – agency I had to pleasure to work with few models already during some of my private projects before. As a wardrobe choices I wanted to go for some 80’s Miami beach style – in my mind I do imagined a bike roads next to beaches where people skate around in swimwear and then go to a beach bars at the evening.

Unfortunately I live far away from USA and getting such background is kind of hard in my city, especially that I live in one where closest sea is around 800km from me. Instead I went to so called “Port Miejski” – a quite old place where some time ago ships were unloaded/loaded with a cargo and then move down the river for their journey.

I know this place a little, as I’ve already done like 2 session here before. Yet I believe it’s a place where I can still create tons of fresh new content and light works here so well so I couldn’t resist to try few things here. I focused mainly on my 35mm 1.4 Sigma Art lens for most of my shots, yet at the end I switched to 85mm to give it a try on few shoots, yet I still love the most frames from Sigma.

Karolina is quite experienced model and it turned out that we end up with tons of a great images! Most of them I’m developing in Capture One as I’m doing it for past few years already. I really like colour rendering I’m getting there and I can’t recreate this effect in Lightroom/ACR. This time I tried with go a little softer look, going with negative contrasts and no sharpening. Adding just a subtle of noise from Kodak scan I tend to have them look a bit oldish than in reality. I really liked the effect in the end, and I just hope you like them as much as I do. Just let me know in the comments what photo you liked the most in terms of colour composition as I tried to go with few different ideas there and wonder what’s your though on them 🙂

As some small bonus I’m adding a small backstage extra 🙂

3 Comments

  1. Super zdjecia, najbardziej podoba mi sie to ostatnie, gdzie Karolina siedzi na starym fotelu samochodowym (chyba). Super swiatlo, miekkie kolory, podejrzewam, ze robione tuz przed calkowitym zachodem slonca. Pozostale tez ok, ale mam wrazenie jakby byly robione na zupelnie innej sesji. Tak z ciekawosci, pracujesz sam, czy masz tez pomocnikow od swiatla, makijazu itp?.

    1. Paweł Witkowski

      Dzięki za miłe słowa Dariuszu, tak ostatnie zdjęcie robione było już przed zachodem – finalnie opadaliśmy już z sił, a stylizacja mnie do końca nie urzekła więc niewiele już z tego obrabiałem. Pewnie jeszcze wrócę do jednego/dwóch zdjęć z tego seta jeszcze. Wszystkie były robione mniej więcej w podobnym okresie, ale finalnie mogą mieć lekko inny charakter. Na planie natomiast zazwyczaj pracuję sam, natomiast zdarza mi się pracować też przy większych projektach z całym zespołem na miejscu – po prostu z wygody i łatwości ogarnięcia sesji wolę po prostu ograniczać osoby do minimum. To niesie za sobą zazwyczaj gorsze efekty, bo jednak wkład dobrego zespołu twórczego podnosi poziom zdjęć na wyższy poziom, ale robiłbym zdjęć dużo mniej – a chciałbym przede wszystkim dużo jeszcze ćwiczyć i odkrywać 🙂

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