For the past few days, I've been reading quite a bit about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. For the most part, it seems HDR techniques are applied to landscape and cityscape photos. But I'm thinking HDR, or some of it's processes, might work for shooting models.
Most shooters going after that HDR look do so by snapping multiple exposures (bracketing with under and over exposure settings) and then, either with stand-alone software like PhotoMatrix or HDR tools available in the latest editions of Photoshop, apply tone mapping processes to increase the dynamic range of the images.
Another way to accomplish the HDR look is by shooting images in RAW and then converting multiple versions of the same image using + and - EV (exposure compensation) settings. This would seem to be the ideal method for applying HDR techniques to pretty girl shooting. Otherwise, you would need to have the model remain very still while you snapped multiple exposures.
I tried applying some of the HDR techniques I've recently learned to some pics I shot but I wasn't too happy with the results: They looked a bit garish. Oh well. Something to continue working on I suppose.
The pretty girl at the top is Brea. I shot Brea not too long ago and she was a real sweetheart to work with.