Ok, with the rainy weather, there is no other option than going into the studio. And this turned out to be lots of fun, especially after the “make-up artist ban” from Boss Models who are looking for rather natural shots of their girls. Understandable, as all the “fancy” stuff comes from the actual editorials or booked jobs, and when booking a model folks are interested in what she really looks and not left to guesswork of how someone would look like before an extended make-up session, as well as the result of a 20-hours Photoshop exercise.
Anyway, the shoot went rather well, and the editing pain of downselecting the raw material is ongoing. On a shoot like this, you end up with about 500 frames, which you cut down to about 50 – 70 in a first round, to eventually produce an edit of 20 – 30 low-resolution pics to the model agency. For the first round, I tend to stick to the Canon provided Digital Photo Professional as it allows to quickly select the relevant pics, do some first brightness / contrast / colour / frame adjustment, which is usually sufficient. Further workflow would then include postprocessing in Lightroom, and for some pics also in Nik Collection, mostly with Color Efex Pro or Silve Efex Pro.
For the more technically interested folks: I used my (now aging) Canon 5D, with an 85mm F 1.2 prime lens. Lighting with 2 Elinchrome BRX 500 compact heads, with umbrella as a main light and a softbox as rim light.