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1940's Hollywood Glamour

1940's Hollywood glamour image inspired by those of George Hurrell

1940's Hollywood glamour image inspired by those of George Hurrell

One of my recent shoots was themed on 1940's Hollywood glamour style that was made popular by George Hurrell. This involves 3 light sources. The main is at 45 degrees and up high. It is usually a snoot or similar to produce harsh light with no softening. The second light is diagonally opposite for a hair light. The third is to light the background, usually to produce a mottled effect.

The model's makeup is important - it needs to be very pale with ruby red lips. Eye shadow should not be too dark, and eyelash extensions used to be long.