It has been a while since I have done any close-cutting.
I always use photoshop and often employ the pen tool for drawing paths, creating selections and the like. This time I tried something different and used the Quick Selection tool. I’m gobsmacked with this tool- how it can be so intuitive I can’t say. Pictured here is a shot of a model on white, wearing a white top- it took only a few clicks and the Quick Selection tool had it perfectly drawn out. Amazing.
From here I just blur a mask a bit, paint out some of the hair and I have my mask, clean and clear.
The shooting setup was: NIKON D800 tethered with C1 Pro, via laptop Macbook Pro, with a second, 24" monitor in portrait orientation to provide a sizeable image to enjoy while shooting.
Strobes provided F11 @ 125/th sec @ 100 ISO.