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Dealing with all of the problems when shooting nudes on location with only the available lighting plus use of reflectors and diffusion screens. Lots of challenges dealing with the weather, temperature being a major factor, the right location regarding privacy etc
The story line behind this series of images, was NAKED FASHION. Inspired by treasure from the sea washed up on the beach, the treasure being a combination of the beautiful girl with connotations of being a mermaid or exotic beach comber and the jewelry designs that have been inspired by the sea, all made from real coral and shells.
CASTING THE RIGHT MODEL
Like most, if not all of my shoots, the right model is essential in achieving the right look and feeling in the images. So I chose my models very carefully to suit the story, casting the right models to fit the story of the shoot is very important. For this shoot I chose Katy McGee, the model in the main image above and featured in the some of the other images in this article.
I had shot Katy before as well as her having experience of shooting nudes, experience is a major factor if you making the effort to travel abroad with a team of stylist and hair and make up artist, as well as all of the expense involved to make the trip, Its very important you come back with images that are stunning as well as being right for the clients needs if your shooting commercially or for a magazine.
PEOPLE BECOME LIKE CHILDREN WHEN THEY TRAVEL
If you have ever tried to coordinate a group of people for any kind of event, especially when travel arrangements are a part of it, you will have experienced some of the problems involved in getting people and kit to a location. There can be nightmares with just the smallest of details that don’t fit into place.
You can not afford anything to go wrong, even when you have crossed all of the T’s and dotted the I’s there is some thing still going to go wrong, you have to make sure its not some thing thats going to effect your ability to go back after the trip with images.
Any photographic job that includes traveling any where, not just locations outside of the country that you live in. Things that can not be resolved whilst your away are of uttermost importance. Some even forget their clothes but it didn’t matter for this team member.
I chose to book this 7 day trip on a coastal yacht (See video bellow) based at Bodrum harbor in Turkey for a couple of reasons, firstly a good friend of mine owns the yacht, which is a fantastic floating hotel as well as a means to access great private locations around the coast.
We spend the week living on board and using the yacht to get to the remote coastal locations around Bodrum, secondly, my friend had spent a lot of time there exploring and also had many images of the various options for locations to shoot that were aesthetically good for the story behind the images as well as private so we could shoot undisturbed and have the yacht to use as a floating base where ever we wanted to shoot.
Article Author: www.BruceSmithPhotographer.com
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