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On the set with Melanie Iglesias: Photographer Nick Saglimbeni explains to ISO1200 the secrets behind the shoot

6/20/2013 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

In celebration of her birthday, we're proud to release Part II of Melanie Iglesias' WMB 3D shoot with photographer/creator Nick Saglimbeni.

They cut this one a bit more documentary style, leaving more of the original production track audible for an authentic shoot experience.

Nick Saglimbeni explains the secrets behind the shoot:

This was my first shoot with Melanie Iglesias, for the premiere issue of WMB 3D: World's Most Beautiful. Glamour is a tricky business, because it's very easy to fall into the "men's mag" category. I wanted the glamour in WMB to be as classy as it was sexy.

We found this beautiful mansion in Pasadena; they had all this really great furniture and huge windows. I like to shoot at very slow ISOs, so we augmented all of the natural light with umbrellas and diffusers.

For this particular setup, where Melanie is in the chair, I had one diffused umbrella on a 2400w/s pack keying her, and an Octabank outside the window boosting the ambient sun. I was using a lot of fan on this shoot, so I wanted a really fast shutter, but I opted to keep it at 1/125 so we didn't lose the natural light exposure.

Enough of the hair exposure came from the strobes so we didn't have too much motion blur.

Mel and the whole team did a great job on this shoot, and to this day it's still our most downloaded gallery on WMB 3D.

Hope you enjoy the video.

- Nick Saglimbeni



Styling by Sarah Wallner, Hair by Al Ingram, Makeup by Gaby Ramos.

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Thanks Nick to share this exclusive info with our readers.