Macro Beauty Project
A couple of months ago I decided that it was time to take on a new project and try something new. For reasons I can’t explain (besides that they look super cool), I decided to try some Macro Beauty stuff, or whatever you want to call it. I can tell you now that I’m having an absolute great time with this new project! Believe it or not, I can actually get a little burnt out of shooting my day-to-day style of photography at times. Half naked girls lying or standing there? Who wants to see that?!?! 😉 It’s amazing that money can easily get a photographer to forget what it’s like to be an actual “artist.”
Below is my first attempt. I was using an 85mm lens with this image that only had a minimum focus distance of about 3 feet, therefore making it really tough to envision what the final image would look like. I knew going into the shoot that I would need to depend and rely on some post cropping and rotating. In all truth, I was a little upset and worried that after 3 hours of shooting that I didn’t get the “shot.” So after a little cropping, rotating and retouching… Here you go. I would say that I’m pretty happy with the final results!
Macro Beauty Attempt #1
How I lit the shot?
On this next one I decided to get fancy and add some pearls. Totally had fun with this one!
Macro Beauty Attempt #2
Now for my most recent and latest attempt… But this time I borrowed a 100mm macro lens from a friend and included some professional makeup by Tori Apodaca! So much easier this go-around! And who doesn’t love some Granny Smith Apples?!? It’s fake by the way. 😉
Macro Beauty Attempt #3
Well there you have it folks! Be on the look out for more of these Macro Beauty images! I have some crazy ideas that I’m going to try!