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On Phlearn: Behind The Scenes of Newfangled Pinup Shoot

February 22nd 2013 3:44 PM

Aaron Nace of came up with a great behind-the-scenes look at a great pin-up shoot called Newfangled Pinup. The premise of this shoot is to show a modern twist to the vintage technology from the pinup era and show how a smartphone has essentially replaced and merged all of those technology.

It’s a great concept with great execution and post-production.


The Behind-the-Scenes Video

The behind-the-scenes video not only covers the lighting setup, but also the production, styling, props acquisition,and post-production considerations. When it comes to a highly-stylized shoot like this, attention to hair, wardrobe, makeup, and props are paramount to carrying out the look successfully, so be sure to pay attention to that segment of the video.

Additionally, because this is a series of like images, it is also important to make sure that the images have a similar look to each other. You can learn more about the post-production side from the PRO Pinup Cola tutorial.

Pinup BTS Final from Phlearn on Vimeo.

The Lighting


Aaron had to accomplished two goals with his lighting: Make it interesting and allow a large range of motion for the models. As a result, he used four large, directional light sources that open up the shadows without making the overall image look too flat. To learn more, be sure to read Phlearn‘s article on the shoot at BTS: Newfangled Pinup.




The Image



The Phlearn PRO Pinup Cola Tutorial

The Phlearn PRO Pinup Cola is an advanced detailed 2-hour post-production tutorial that shows how to achieve this vintage pinup look. In this tutorial, Aaron will cover how to re-create the classic pinup look, how to do a full body retouching, how to mimic a painting look, how to color-grade for a vintage look, and how to cut subjects out from background.

Be sure to check it out at the PRO Pinup Cola Post-Production. You can use the coupon code PHLEARN101 to receive 10% off your purchase.

We will be doing a review on this particular PRO tutorial soon, so stay tuned!


Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Mimika Cooney

    love this thanks for sharing!

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  3. Kmaskos

    Another inspiring video Well Done and Thanks

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  4. tyrohne


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  5. The Best Pin Up Tattoos

    Great shoot!

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  6. Joshua Tousey

    Just Awesome!!

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