Shooting Leather


080206_081.jpgNice little job in the studio this afternoon, shooting half a dozen leather jackets for the Blue Moon Leathers website.

I’ve worked with Holly and Christian on a fashion shoot before.  Both amateur models, they are incredably easy to work with – better than many professional models!  Maybe it helps too, the fact that our main work is shooting portraits, so Jayne and I are quite used to working with non professionals.

Black leather – in fact any dark material – can be really difficult to light.  Leather, of course,  has to look like.. well, leather.

After carefully balancing the Exposure and shadow sliders in Lightroom, you can bring just the right amount of detail into the darker folds of the garment using the “Fill” slider.

Adobe Lightroom makes post-production an absolute breeze.  More