Making of: Miss Beauty of the Netherlands
The finals of the “Miss Beauty of the Netherlands” contest will take place in August 2018, but the contestants still have a lot to do before that: Portraits and full body shots have to be made!
Pro photographer Marco ter Beek was happy to help and completed the colossal task with joy: the shoots took place on six days within six weeks and took ten hours each day, the make-up artists and hair stylists each worked a total of 120 hours to let the young women shine bright on these special days!
To be always ready to shoot, Marco used our fast Expert D monolights, which ensured that he will not miss any good moment due to their quick recycling times. On top of that, the contestants didn’t have to wait too long for their turn and a smooth and continuous shoot was guaranteed.
72 final images have been created in the end, which will provide the hopeful contestants with everything they need for the next step!
Take a look behind the scenes in the following making-of video:
- Expert D 500 monolights
- Porty L 1200 battery generator with EH Mini P LED Speed Head
- Beauty Dish white with 22″ grid
- Stripbox 30 x 120 with grid
- 7″ reflector
About the photographer
Marco ter Beek is a Dutch portrait, beauty, fashion and business photographer based in Almere, near Amsterdam. His passion is to reveal everybody’s strong and beautiful self. Marco’s work is described as “strong and powerful”.
Marco worked in the hospitality industry before he became a professional photographer, which makes him an easy going person who gets along with everybody, which results in relaxed and fun shooting days.
He is not a fast photographer, but takes his time to feel the picture before he pushes the button.
In his retouch Marco takes the final decisions of what his creative mind tells him: “Every photo asks for its own color and retouch”.
Marco is a Sony Imaging Ambassador, listed in the ‘Top 50 Commended Photographers of the Sony World Photography Awards 2017’ and won the ‘Top Photo Award 2015’.
Hensel in the Netherlands
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Burgermeester v.d. Mortelstraat 1a
5431 CK Cuijk
+31 (0) 485 769 071
+31 (0) 6 20 55 61 46
Photography: Marco ter Beek fotografie
Film: Andy Midside
Make-Up Artists, under the direction of Team Paul van der Wal:: Mais Agha, Cindy Spronk-Herbig, Ikrame Hadidouch, Natasha Moshi, Felicia Coutinho, Monica Lamboo
Hairstyling: Hairdreams Hair Extensions by Chantal
Support & Help: Kimberley IJsbrandij und Cees Wiltschut
Location: Club Pellikaan Almere
Studio Equipment: Hensel Studiotechniek, Sony Nederland, Sirui USA