Purpose of a Photograph

We take photographs for many different reasons. If the photo is for commercial purposes, the “look” will be different than ones taken for documentary or art or editorial purposes. These two photographs were the selections from hundreds to be used as advertisements for a hair and styling salon.

Monica McMasters owns B Street Salon here in Savannah and needed photos to make vertical banners for a trade show. Monica was a stylist for Paul Mitchell in California and brought her talents with her when she moved back to her home in Savannah. Her husband, John, did the graphic design for the banners. Professional models from Halo were used for the shoot, and Monica and her B Street team did the hair and makeup.

The shoot was done in studio with a Nikon D800 and a 24-70mm f2.8 lens. A white backdrop was chosen to give a clean look, and a 30” beauty dish served as the main light.  Profoto D1 1000ws strobes were used for lighting.