When you come across people in life and you see how beautiful they are, you imagine how they’ll look like if they were someone else or in fiction/imaginary world!(whatever you wanna call it)
In my case as a photographer, I start dreaming to capture these beautiful people at a dreamy location, with creative lighting and my basic camera Sony A6000 (I call it basic out of sarcasm, personally I believe its a great camera) Work on my imagination, get the whole concept together and produce images without any extreme photoshop or editing techniques, to keep it real. Like captured as is!
Following shots were captured with Sony A6000 with kit lens 16-50mm F/3.5-5.6 and a single strobe with 7′ parabolic umbrella. Some shots were captured in TTL mode at HSS(I have less than $60 radio freq based transreceiver system from (PixelKing Opas)
Total cost of all Equipment used in this shoot to me is about $1100 + plus inexpensive support from the team/participants, love them all.
Princess #1 – Sethia Daigle She is very professional, a Navy Veteran, International published model, All natural Fitness and body building athlete, eats clean food and has a very strong work ethic.
Princess #2 (Loves to play with Fire) – Leilainia Penix I can’t thank her enough for joining us last minute and bringing all that positive and creative energy.
Slave – He is an awesome guy and also helped me holding tripod which had a huge umbrella with strobe, joined us the same morning without any previous knowledge of photoshoot – Matt Vaughn
And most importantly our beautiful Makeup Artist/MUA – Marie Crocker. She is a terrific international printed model herself, helped with making Sethia pretty on the site.
The above Photoshoot was on President’s Day February 15, 2016, it was originally planned on a different location, only accessible when tide is low! Time of the day set so the tide would be low, unfortunately not low enough, so set up here.
- Always have a backup (model, MUA, equipment).
- Be flexible with location, timing.
- Be patient, things might not turn out the way you planned them.
- Make the best out of available tools and situation, that’s all you’ve got and always will.
- In this case I have an app to give me the tide situation, I went to the location a day before to checkout what to expect the following day.
- Be on location 30 min before scheduled time or at least before anyone else arrives. (My MUA beat me that day)
- Check with the crew how they are doing during the shoot, give them some time to relax, bring a snack and water for them.
- In fact, check them a day before the shoot, how they are feeling, if they are anxious or having other thoughts
If nothing works out, try again next time with a better idea, more resources.
The following pictures were captured on March 21, 2016
Princess #3 – Bailey She is highly motivated and driven professional Model, wait till she moves to LA, you’ll see her all over the place. She has a bright future.
Makeup Artist/MUA – Marie Crocker She also helped me with holding strobes and taking care of Bailey for 3 hours.
Winter Costume provided by my sweet friend Evgeniya Golik She is an accomplished bodypaint artist.
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