Ruins Photoshoot


Photoshoot in building ruins. Note: This shoot will take all day- 8a-7p. See times listed below.

The great part about shooting in the ruins is I can use my drone for overhead shots, with waterfalls we can do slow shutter for that milky water effect, and smoke bombs for dramatic backgrounds. We should discuss outfits to best match the background and poses.


7:30 Meet at Grand Central by the Clock

take train 1 hour 15min

9:00 Arrive at Upstate Station, walk to Trail

9:30 arrive at trail

10:10 arrive at farthest location. Each location after will be closer to return point.

*10:30- 4:30p Shoot

12p Goto second location

2p Goto third location

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.

What to Wear/Bring:

Backpack to carry. Dont bring a sidebag. It will be too much walking.

Comfortable sneakers for walking light hiking

Warm socks

Warm sweatpants- easy to pull on/ off under dress

Warm coat

Make up/matte foundation reduce shine


My Equipment:

Camera & Lighting Equipment

Drone for overhead shots

Smokebombs: according to color of outfits


smoke bomb tips:

Basically- use very slow sweeping movements. Hold behind for awhile for background,  then bring forward low for depth.

Photo ideas:

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