Thursday 26th October -
Cecily is a Year 13 student who is keen about fitness and has grown her following, website and brand around the theme of living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit. Whilst chatting to her on our shoot, we spoke about how she wants to develop in the future. She spoke about wanting to be able to have a large following to whom she can teach and help sustain a healthy lifestyle.
- Quick Tip -
Before a shoot always try get a good understanding of what your client wants and what there final vision is.This can give you a good chance to use your creative input to advise them on what you think would work along with any ideas they had in mind.
Cecily originally reached out to me via email and after learning about the style of images she was looking for we arranged a date to shoot. The main aim of the shoot was to create images that Cecily could use on her website. Lifestyle type shots.
- The Shoot and Location -
Cecily and I decided that we were going to shoot around the Dockside of Bristol to try and get some urban and rustic look. A few days before the shoot I headed out early in the morning to find a train of locations that we could shoot at on the day of the shoot.
We decided to shoot early in the morning near sunrise time so that we could ideally avoid the midday sun and catch some of the morning golden hour but sadly the thick cloud took hid the sun from us throughout the shoot. We met at college green at 8:30 and shot until 12.
- Quick Tip -
Scouting locations for me is a must before every shoot, not only does it give the shoot a more natural shoot, it allows me as a phtoographer to imagine and prepare the poses and shots I will get at each locations.
Working with Cecily was great, the shoot was smooth and we did our best to avoid the cold! Her botfreind Olly came and helped out and worked as our assistant, holding coats, bags and providing the laughs throughout.
- The Final Images -
Below are some of the best images from the shoot