Here are the results of a recent duo shoot with the models Elle Beth and Gem. They were all shot at my studio space using studio lighting. I have worked with both of these models in the past  but not together.  So when a chance came up to do a duo shoot with them. I thought it would be different and worth arranging for them to visit. Images I had seen of them working as a duo showed they had a good understanding of posing together.

For the Artistic nude set of duo images I chose to use a two light set up. The lights were fitted with a Rectangular Softbox approx 50x130cm, a diffusor  and an egg crated grid to make the light very directional. The main light was to the Left hand side (LHS) slightly in front of the models. The second light was to the RHS and set to a stop lower than the main light.

Shoot: Duo shoot
Instructions: To create good duo shapes using posing blocks; the floor; and standing.
Lighting: Elinchrom BRX 500 studio lights
Models: Elle Beth and Gem
Styling & MUA : Elle Beth and Gem

Here are our results…

Image of elle beth and Gem using posing block to make artistic nude shapes
01. Main light to LHS and set in slight in front of the modelling position. Second light to the RHS working as a kicker to the shadows on that side.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IVLens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Image of elle beth and Gem using posing block to make artistic nude shapes
0.2 Lighting as decribed in image 01.
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IVLens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Image of elle beth and Gem using posing block to make artistic nude shapes as a duo pair using the floor
0.3 lighting set up as image 0.1 but now lowered down to the floor and angled at 90 degrees to the models.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IVLens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The images above have all been processed in Photoshop converted to monochrome and then toned.

Image of elle beth and Gem using posing block to make artistic nude shapes as a duo pair with elle B on tip toes and gem behind wearing a floaty dress
0.4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IVLens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

This image I left as a straight monochrome as I thought it suited the strong pose from Elle beth better.

The duo portrait image was lit with studio flash in front of which I had placed a scrim to give some nice soft lighting  I wanted a natural messy hair look and the models just had foundation and some lip gloss added.

An image of Elle beth and Gem stood side by side
0.5 A simple setup of a single light to the righthand side fitted with a small spill reflector.
A scrim was placed in front to soften down the output.
 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM