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Behind the Scenes of Rihanna’s ELLE UK Cover Shoot

By Anthony Thurston on June 23rd 2013

Back in April Rihanna was featured on the cover of ELLE UK Magazine, she was also featured in a spread inside the fashion magazine. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be behind the scenes of a cover shoot then I have got a treat for you.

I recently came across this behind the scenes video of the Rihanna photoshoot and it was great. It is only about two minutes long, but it gives you a nice glimpse at what it was like during that shoot. You see glimpses of the photographers setup, some shots of Rihanna posing, what seems to be the photographer or art director showing off a mood board of some kind.

I always like to try and figure out what the lighting setups are in these sorts of videos. I usually end up cheating and just looking at the final images to figure them out. See if you can figure it out, check out the video below:

If you are curious at all about how the images turned out you can check those out below as well. I think they turned out great, though what else would you expect from an ELLE photoshoot? Is not exactly amateur hour over there…



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What are your thoughts on the shoot? Let us know in a comment below. 

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting

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