1) Shoot in Ruins up in Highlands
Pros: -no people or interruptions
-Able to use drone for overhead shots, smoke bombs for backgrounds, more unusual thematic outfits. Unlimited number of unusual locations not found in the city.
Cons: requires all day time commitment- weekdays are usually better than weekends.
2) Local shoot
Pros: Can do anytime
Cons: no drone, no smoke bomb, many people walking around.
Photoshoot in building ruins.
This shoot will take all day- 8a-7p.
Drone photo for overhead angle
Smoke bomb backgrounds
During spring months waterfalls for milky water effects.
8:30 Meet at Grand Central by the Clock/ or by car
take train / car 1 hour 15min
10:00 Arrive at Station, walk to Trail
10:30 arrive at trail
11:10 arrive at farthest location *11:30- 4:30p Shoot
12p Goto second location
2p Goto third location
*Note waterfalls only available during spring months.
3:30p finish shooting, pack up, walk back to station
5:10 train back to GC
6:40 Arrive back in GC Station
*times are approx. return can be earlier or later.
Waterfalls: flowy dress- or skirt that can float in water- great for cinemagraph moving photos. Leotard is great as well.
Good colors: White/red/light blue/purple
Avoid green/ brown/ dark blue/ black
Good colors: white, red, black, green
Avoid Brown, grey, yellow
Outfit being made:
1) Brown Corset covered in brown/green moss and Waves of feather butterflies. Need brown or olive green bikini bottom to go with it.
2) White corset covered in white flowers, need bikini bottom to go with it.
White Flower Dress:
What to Wear/Bring:
Backpack to carry items. Dont bring a sidebag or roller . It will be too much walking on uneven terrain
Comfortable sneakers for walking, light hiking
Warm sweatpants- easy to pull on/ off under dress
Warm coat- depending on weather
Make up/matte foundation reduce shine * if no MUA
Camera & Lighting Equipment
Drone for overhead shots
Smokebombs: according to color of outfits
smoke bomb tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1FhWMN5olI&t=5s
Basically- use very slow sweeping movements. Hold behind for awhile for background, then bring forward low for depth.
Overhead drone photo. Laying down, standing
Slow shutter photo with water/waterfall for milky effect- laying on rock in middle of water etc.
Smokebomb - limited use so need to be strategic
darkroom- dark walls with limited light for moody effect
Standard headshots and model poses.