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Shoot Four Plan

For my fourth shoot, i thought of some more interesting and romantic locations and i decided on a lighthouse. I looked for local lighthouses, and ones that were easily accessible. The most appropriate one i found was St. Mary’s lighthouse in Whitley Bay, after researching the location on the web and looking at possible opportunities within the lighthouse i decided this would be best.

My model again was somebody who i have worked with before and applied for my casting, she is a great enthusiastic girl who is not afraid to dive in and try her hardest, this made her appropriate for the job!
I decided i wanted the scene to be like a romantic film again, but perhaps a nice weekend trip to the lighthouse etc or something similar. I also thought about how interesting the images would be, and the light coming through the top would be wonderful.

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Shoot Three Evaluation

After creating an edit from this shoot i have decided to weigh up how the shoot went, and what could be improved next time.
I found the location organizing fairly easy, the location is very accessible and both me and my model found it easily, my organization was spot on as everything went to plan, my technical thoughts were well planned although my visual research could have been better, i struggled to find similar images, and could have done with perhaps more images to look at to understand how to tell the story a little more with less props, perhaps a more advanced model could have helped me with this.
I think the images really sold my story fairly well, and i have created a fairly nice image as a result.
I do not feel this was the model’s fault, but more my own for not researching images a little more, however you learn from your mistakes and i know next time that a very open location like this may need a little more time and preparation spent on it. Overall i am disappointed that i only used one image from the shoot, however i will learn from this.

Shoot Three Selected

The following is a selected edit, after post production of the images from my third shoot.

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This is my only image selected from the shoot, i am fairly happy with the image. I love the tones and the visual qualities of the image, i like the vastness of the space down the hill and it looks like somewhere i would want to go (had i previously not been there). I feel the tent idea works okay, but not as well as i may have hoped. I struggled with images as there wasn't as much to use, literally the tent, and that was it, it was very open and less things for my model to use, and as a result i really struggled. However i feel the image works fairly well.

Shoot Three Plan

For my third shoot i am planning to shoot on a hill top at Carlton Bank, a similar concept this time with a tent, setting up a small camping scene to look like a romantic camping trip.
I will be taking all the props and meeting my model at the location (Carlton Bank). The model is a model i have worked with before, and she applied for my casting.
I will again be using a 50mm and a long lense.

Shoot Two Evaluation

After creating an edit from this shoot i have decided to weigh up how the shoot went, and what could be improved next time.
I found the location organizing fairly easy i have access to the location anytime, my organization was spot on as everything went to plan, the light was great and exactly what i wanted, and i timed it well with the sun in the right part of the sky at the right time, my technical thoughts were well planned and my visual research really led me to knowing exactly what i wanted from my images, and looking at images i had previously took in the caravan with friends and family really helped me think about what i wanted to do with the shoot.
I think the images really sold my story well, and i have created some really interesting nice images that i am fairly pleased with.
Overall i am very happy with the images, they really tell a story i feel, and are quite mysterious and romantic, i think they are some of my strongest work and i had trouble deciding an edit as a result.

Shoot Two Selected Images

The following is a selected edit, after post production of the images from my second shoot.

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This is one of my favourite images from the shoot, i feel it shows the location well enough to know where/what it is, and it aslo begins to tell the story. The model relaxing in the chair maybes suggests a carvan holiday, a weekend away, and the look suggests she is perhaps looking for her boyfriend etc. After looking at these i thought it may have been better if i was to put another chair up in the scene, and that would make it more clear.

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Shoot Two Contact Sheets

Below are my contact sheets from my second shoot at my parents caravan in Whitby.

Unfortunately again for some reason my last page would not work in lightroom, this is an issue i will address.

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