I spent this afternoon capturing images for my stock photo portfolio in an eyelash salon. My desire in creating stock images is to capture real people in normal situations, and photographing a model getting eyelash extensions fit nicely with this goal.

I used my typical location lighting setup consisting of numerous softbox equipped monolights. Even though I brought along four lights, the combination of natural window light and small shooting space meant that I only used two of the lights. For the sample shot above, I have a 36″ octabox just to the left of the camera and a 48″ octabox placed to the right and away from the camera providing fill light. The window light is coming from behind the camera.

I’ve got a dozen or so images from today’s session to edit and add to my portfolio. It will be interesting to see how much demand there is for eyelash extension photos.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/9, ISO 10