Portrait photos for a model's profile and portfolio. Disco/colourful lights and high-contract portraits.

I photographed Hannah Conn, actress and model in our studio under colourful lights.

It was a great pleasure to work with Hannah. She is a model and actress and is currently studying cinema and working on public events.

Hannah helped me in filming and editing a small video that will be released in a few weeks.

This was Hannah's idea of the use of colour lights. There is nothing difficult in placing colour gels in front of the flashes. The difficult part is not to overdo it. The placement of each light is critical in creating distinctive colour areas and where multiple colours can affect the same area.

Another challenge is with skin and fabric texture that may become too strong due to the placement of lights on near 90-degree angles.

In order to give Hannah a varied portfolio, I changed the lighting and the retouching to produce multiple looks. All photos were done in our studio in Wantirna South.

Have a look at the result and leave your comments here.

These photos were done and retouched by the commercial professional photographer Jose Aguiar

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Retouching before and after

Video explaining the retouching of this image

Retouching before and after with a lighter overall tone