Way Back in March, 2011 Tsheca White came in third place in the Saint International Fashion Face of the Caribbean competition. It was a remarkable finish from a competitive batch of almost 50 finalists from Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grand Cayman. Fastforward to 2013 and Tsheca is now a fierce force to be seen in the industry. She is now signed to Storm Models and has walked a number of runway shows such as Fendi, John Galliano, Missioni, Christopher Kane and so on.
The images below were shot at the beginning of 2013. It was an awesome experience working with her as her coach and Agent Dewight Peters who directed her every move. Though Tsheca was fairly new to the scene, she owned the frames as if she'd been in front of the camera for eons. She owned and occupied every frame as though she knew it was hers and hers alone to be in and she's absolutely Stunning!
Retouching was a breeze because she has the most amazing skin texture and tonality.
Lighting was far too easy as I only used a two light setup. This lighting approach was chosen because of the amazing bone structure that Tsheca has and I figured that shadows were needed to highlight her features. For you, gear heads like myself I've put a list of equipment used with a link to their description at the end of the post.
Definitely looking forward to working with her some time in the future.
The equipment used to shoot these images are:
Camera - Nikon D800 - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 - http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/24-70mm.htm
Lighting - Profoto D1 air 500 - http://fstoppers.com/fstoppers-reviews-the-profoto-d1-air-monolight
Keep on Shooting!