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So I've ventured into the world of model photography, being that I am now too scared to take photos of randomly selected people.
I want to ease myself into it gently, is there any sites/clothing stores I can look into that would perhaps sit well with what I am already accustomed to??
people I can look at for inspiration?
I have a model that has already agreed to shoot with me and I'd like to do something I really want in there for our first go at this as I don't want it coming off all half-arsed.
p.s. 'on location' shoot as I neither have access to a studio or know how to employ studio lighting.
I'm in London, as is she, so there is a lot of varied locations open to us-ranging from villages, parks, the underground, the street, westminister and southbank....
so go wild.
What I would do if I were you is first read books that have chapters, or even the whole book, dedicated to lighting. When you get good at that, locations won't matter so much.
'oftheherd', I have such books, I study photography. My avatar is my work and done in natural light. THat is not the consideration here, I'm looking for photographers work to garner inspiration from.
*noted my first post is poorly phrased*
it's merely another area of photography I am interested in, I am not unfamiliar with photography's technicalities and am more seeking advice on 'concept' and so forth.
I am going to need to give this model direciton, being a new model, and would like something to look at to put to her as 'this is the sort of thing'...a mood board shall we say?
Look in a fashion magazine. Then chose a good location. Then make photos.
Personally I'd go to to the canal at Mile End. There's tons of atmosphere and almost no people.
If your model isn't timid she can shrug off one outfit and on with another right there on the towpath.
Other 'classic' locations would be Primrose Hill (David Bailey likes that one), Greenwich and the new footbridge to the Tate Modern.
I'd also think about some London Eye photos. Pay for exclusive use of one capsule and have about 30 minutes of photography time with a few changes of clothes.
oooh the eye in the early morn...not sure how early it opens mind. Could be an idea though. Thankyou claremont
Find a front row forward, who will step between you and trouble, and explain... if he lifts their feet from the ground they wont be able to get near to you.
People normally dont mind their photo being taken. If you come along to a forum outing you can take shots of the other members...
a front row forward? a big person?
normally no, but I've had my confidence knocked by the odd shouty nastiness. I am coming along to the shoot on the 30th I hope. Where's the thread with the details?
See you there, hope fully
Try ear plugs if people hassle you, and yes front row forwards are >5 foot wide.
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