For my final shoot, i worked with seconds year commercial photographer Georgina Luke. i got in touch with her few months prior to the shoot as i wanted this to be as organised as possible, and run smoothly, form my last shoot i realised it was very important that the people working with you, are on board with your ideas, and share the same concepts, or a shoot won’t run as smoothly. When i first had contact with Georgina, i immediately new she has similar views to how i should shoot this, as well as imaginative ideas which would benefit my shoot. As a makeup artist i have some ideas of how i would have liked my shoot, but bringing Georgina on board meant i would have a more technical point of view, and have a better outcome. She shared her opinions and our mood boards on what would look best and cola berated them to gain an amazing shoot. we kept in touch over Facebook and messaging, and together came up with our idea of how to step up the studio.
We decided upon working with a similar backdrop to the image below, we are going to change it up, but we really like the concept and think this will work really well with the makeup, and angles of the images. my original idea was to have her just stood against a white backdrop but i think this will really emphasis the makeup and create a great final image/ series. After the final meeting, i let her decide and choose the layout of the shoot, as i felt she new my ideas and concepts well enough to be able to put a hers and my creative stamp on it. I really helped when having someone on board who was excited to work with you, and your work. Georgina was really enthusiastic about the work we were going to shoot together, this made me comfortable to allow her to take control of some of the aspects of the shoot. Before the shoot, we discussed and came up with the various angles and shots that would work well so that one the day the shoot could run smoothly, especially as the model was blind, she needed to know prior what she was expected to do.
On the day, we arrived at the studio, at 3, and did an hour and half shooting, this was all the time needed to capture the images we wanted, we took numerous angles in two different backdrops, our original idea and outside just to see how that worked, Georgina was very professional and made me and the model feel very comfortable and relaxed, showing confidence in how she shot the images, especially cause the model was blind, Georgina and myself had to be her eyes, meaning communication was key. Surprisingly although the model couldn’t see, she adapted really well, and this wasn’t an issue. I think the shoot went really well, and there wasn’t any hiccups, i think the previous planning and contact helped with this.