Beautiful, clear and warm images. Carefully exposed so that the style of the yogi comes across well. A perspective that makes for beautiful poses, powerful yet elegant. Feminine and strong with a touch of zen. That’s what I was thinking of when doing a photoshoot in the yoga studio of Mandy Beun, owner of YogaSoul.
The technical implementation
Because the time of day and the weather were not ideal (and I like to be consistent), I set up the lighting to approximate a daylight atmosphere. Using various accents to give it a round and three-dimensional character. A nice big light modifier from the left that simulates a window and some accent lights to accentuate the poses of the yogi. This way you get an image that has dimension and character. I also wanted to reach another level with the photos compared to what you see at most yoga studios. A style that is just a bit more dynamic than in the average Dutch yoga studio image.
The final phase, post-production
Working with professionals that are passionate remains a great opportunity. You want to capture people who are this enthusiastic about their profession as best and beautifully as possible. The light in the yoga studio was worked out down to the smallest detail, so the post-processing must be handled with the same care. I have chosen a color palette that compliments YogaSoul, so that the brand is displayed coherently and strong. The highlights on the clothing and skin have been brightened, to make the natural shapes stand out even more. Small blemishes on the skin and clothing have been retouched. In addition, imperfections of the shoot location have also been cleaned up in order to achieve a high end result.
For more information about Mandy’s yoga studio check out yogasoulbest.nl
Behind the scenes