We go behind the scenes at Gina’s recent epic photo shoot: including Harley Davidsons, Mustangs, horses, drones, teepees, five models and much more!
Gina and Valerie talk about what’s involved in preparing for the shoot, coordinating a huge crew, handling the client and what happens when your main model cancels at the last minute.
via Sam Webster
From Matt Zahn:
“I have been asked to shoot a senior portrait session. The place the girl wants to shoot charges $150 for 1.5 hours. Some of you may have heard about it: Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua NY.
Couple of questions.
1. Does this seem like an average fee?
2. This cost gets passed on to the customer. What is a fair price above and beyond that location fee?
3. What kind of lighting gear would you bring? I am thinking one light stand one speedlight with shoot through umbrella. Maybe some gels?
We answer this in the podcast!
Gear Question from Brian Becnel
“Gina, you mentioned a new boom stand you got from Manfrotto. I also bought a Neweer boom last week that I quickly returned, way too cheaply made.
Can you share the details of the boom you chose?”
What happens on an epic shoot for a surf brand?
This week’s show notes are mainly told in behind-the-scenes pictures
11am My flight to Sydney was cancelled.
1pm new flight
2.30 Arrive Sydney
4.30 arrive Coledale and scout location
5-6pm dusk shots and skies
6-8 buy food for catering
10pm main model cancels
10.11.30pm cast new model
5.30 am organise gear
6.30 am first models and MU arrive
10am first model sent home
6.30 Drive back to Sydney Airport
Above: Footage from the drone
Drone operator: Mark Leuschner www.australianaerialimagery.com.au
Above: Mustang horse shoot
Above: Main Location Coledale Beach,NSW
Above: Behind the scenes location #2 Coledale beach
Above: Location #2 Working with available light +fill light
Above: Using shade in extreme conditions
Above: Creating “life” in a still shot
Above: Emily in the Mad Max pursuit car
Above: Karina and Chris test shot