Photoshoot Ideas


Possibilities:

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.

Timeline

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.


Outfits

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

Ruins: leotard/dress

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:

Flower dress. Note- mostly sheer fabric for model 5’4-5’9

Flower dress. Note- mostly sheer fabric for model 5’4-5’9

Butterfly dress. I have used this already. Second version I’d like to cut up dress into smaller top and bottom, and attach individual butterflies to model (double sided tape) and cover background walls with more.

Butterfly dress. I have used this already. Second version I’d like to cut up dress into smaller top and bottom, and attach individual butterflies to model (double sided tape) and cover background walls with more.

Flower dress. I have 6 panels of red flowers for a dress made of flowers. Still need to find proper dress to attach.

Flower dress. I have 6 panels of red flowers for a dress made of flowers. Still need to find proper dress to attach.

Great outfit for moving photo cinemagraph

Great outfit for moving photo cinemagraph

Picture is of sheath only. Need under garment- black or red? Ideas was to cut/tear strips for more movement. Cut holes?

Picture is of sheath only. Need under garment- black or red? Ideas was to cut/tear strips for more movement. Cut holes?

Great outfit for waterfall or overhead drone- cinemagraph moving photo

Great outfit for waterfall or overhead drone- cinemagraph moving photo


Prob not a good dance outfit. Hemline shorter than shown- approx mid thigh.

Prob not a good dance outfit. Hemline shorter than shown- approx mid thigh.

Dress is sheer

Dress is sheer

Not a good dance outfit.

Not a good dance outfit.

Not a dance outfit either

Not a dance outfit either

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 socks

Warm sweatpants- easy to pull on/ off under dress

Warm coat- depending on weather

Make up/matte foundation reduce shine * if no MUA

Heels/shoes


My Equipment:

Camera & Lighting Equipment

Drone for overhead shots

Smokebombs: according to color of outfits


Review:

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.


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.