Photo Shoot: Aveda Competition

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 3, 2010

Category: General

Hi All,

Thought I’d share this short series of photographs with you that were taken for a yearly competition held by Hair & Beauty Giant Aveda. These shots in their unedited/out of camera versions have been entered into the first round of judging by Phil Hughes, head stylist at the Oxygen Hair & Beauty Salon in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire with make up by Syn Beauty who I am going to be working with alot more in the very near future on each others’ portfolios.

For this series of shots the brief was to keep things simple Photography wise (just one Elinchrom Quadra into a Large Softbox and the occasional Lastolite Tri Gip Reflector) as the first round is purely judging the model’s overall look.Fingers crossed Phil gets through to the second round of the competition because then the gloves come off and we’ll be able to push the creative side of the lighting too; which is always fun 🙂

Big thanks to our models Abi Amos and Richie Glynn; both of whom you’ll be seeing alot more of in the coming months and who incidentally will be modelling for Zack Arias when he brings his OneLight Workshop to London on the 11th and 12th September 2010.

That’s all for now so whatever you’re up to be sure to enjoy the rest of the week. In the mean time if you have any questions or comments then as always please feel free to make use of the comments section below,
Enjoy 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. Neil Holmes

    Hi Glyn, really nice shots and as you say simple lighting (God only uses One!)

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Neil..Thanks for commenting and yeah I never thought of it like that 🙂

      Cheers, Glyn

      Reply
  2. kelley

    I love that @Neil. Glyn, beautiful images and classy light. Love Aveda! Its so fabulous to work with beautiful models right? Thanks for sharing!

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    • Glyn

      @Kelley…Thanks for looking in Kelley. Re Aveda, I can only go by Anne’s comments as I don’t have much use for the hair products these days 🙂

      Reply
  3. Keith Hammond

    more great one light magic Glyn, i like the 3 set of Richie very relaxed and natural looking. Best of luck to Phil to get through to next round.

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    • Glyn

      @Keith…Thanks for commenting Buddy and yeah fingers crossed for Phil cos I’m raring to go with this project.
      Hope all is well,
      Must catch up soon along with Neal too,
      Glyn 🙂

      Reply
  4. Steve Porter

    Hi Glyn, lovely set of photos as usual, i love no.5 of Abi she really grabs your attention. I bet it was really difficult not to do any PP. Did you need to sit on your hands? You’ve really got this one light stuff nailed. Thanks for sharing as always you are helping lots of people out here.

    All the best

    Steve

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    • Glyn

      @Steve…You’re not wrong re the PP; soooo tempting to tweak just a couple of things but no, I resisted…just 🙂
      Thanks for the kind words mate; it’s real nice of you to say that.

      Cheers,
      Glyn

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  5. David Kelly

    Hi Glyn,

    Great set of shots, especially when you consider there’s no PP – just shows what good lighting can do.
    Out of interest though did you shot RAW for these or JPEGs (in order to have some in camera sharpening / processing)?

    Best of luck in the competition.

    Regards,
    David

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    • Glyn

      @David…Hi David. These images were all shot in RAW. When it comes to no PP it basically means no enhancing makeup, softening skin, removing straggly hair and so on but regards sharpening and adding a little contrast that was all allowed 🙂

      Thanks for the ‘luck’ … fingers are firmly crossed this end 🙂

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  6. Coiffeur Zürich

    Wonderful photos, love them, as well as aveda

    Nice Blog, loved to read it !

    Greetings
    Eddine

    Reply

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