There is no better way for me to get the creative juices flowing than by shooting in a new unfamiliar location with an unfamiliar model and sharing the experience with a friend. Martin Hill and I decided to set up this impromptu creative shoot. Martin booked Berkeley Castle to be our venue, Blaise my PA booked our model Ella Webb and Twitter pulled in Tracey and Annabella to form the rest of the team.
At the time of this shoot Martin and I were due out to Spain in a week to teach the workshop of our lives. This would involve conjuring up shots and inspiration in some unfamiliar surroundings with unfamiliar models and a group of talented photographers from around the globe. Those pictures will be blogged later. Here is a small selection of shots from my setOur team:
Hairstyling – Tracey Sweeting
MUA – Annabella
Model – Ella Webb from Gingersnap
Fashion and accessories – Martha Webb
Fujifilm X-Pro1, 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses.
Lupolux HMI 1200, 800 and 400 plus Lupolux DayLED 1000 and 650. The lights were mainly powered by inverters.
This was the perfect warm up shoot for Martin and I ahead of our Spanish adventure. I’ll be blogging those pictures soon. It was also a great opportunity to work with other creatives for the first time. My advice is if you have the kit, get out and shoot. I feel the need to practice, practice, practice.