The Final Shoot: We gathered at Jo’s house, the fire was warm, the wine was ready and the piano was waiting for today’s model.
We arrived at an absolutely awesome property for our Christmas shoot. A beautiful grand piano awaited us, together with a decorated Christmas Tree (many thanks to Jo Danilo for the tree, and Wendy at Puttsgreen Florest for the decoratins), and we set about a bit more furniture rearranging. As this was a bigger shoot, I increased the lighting set up and waited for our 11 models to arrive.
Shoot # 11. Sunday – how I would have loved a lie-in today. But no! Its up and off to the first shoot of the day, set up at 9.30am. I know to many people a 7.30am alarm is already mid morning but not me, and probably not on a Sunday!
In-between showers and battling through a howling wind I found my way to our next shoot. I managed to get from my car to the shoot with all my gear in-between showers, so that was pretty neat. I loved this location, an absolute treasure trove, now discovered never to be forgotten
The owner of today’s location and I got together a few days before the shoot to consider a setting that would be fitting for this particular image. When I arrived just before closing time, I was so impressed at the extra time and effort Wendy had put into making the set look just perfect – thank you!!
1st June and the official start of winter. Nature made it known that she really meant it and the temperatures dropped. Our next shoot was in a ‘warehouse’, with two models. Seriously, it was cold, and no heaters (note to self, take a heater to winter shoots). We wandered around the warehouse, inspected all the nooks and crannies, borrowed chairs and cushions and other ‘props’.
The baking of buns! Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography Shoot #7 – We’re steaming through the shots now – I am really enjoying it! This is the shoot of the Calendar for the Play ‘ Calendar Girls’, being put on by Stage Door Theatre Company this August. A donation from the proceeds ofContinue reading “Calendar Girls: Shoot # 7 – July”
Les, Trudie and I met at this morning’s venue to prepare for our model. Our location today is a truly beautiful space- however, the weather was a ‘bit iffy’so we were pleased to be shooting inside. Today was ‘jam’ day.
Last shot of the day, and hot on the heels of the poster shoot came the tea room shot. Originally, we had discussed our model pouring a cup of tea with the teapot strategically placed. However, I felt it would look better with a tray and had already spotted the ideal candidate from an earlier visit to the tea rooms. Fay again came up trumps, the perfect tea set (Mad Hatter) a deep tray and off we went.
Arriving for the shoot (ten minutes late – everything takes longer with a headache), we had decided on a typical kiwi garden shot – on the ride-on mower. As usual, we gave the shot a test run, positioned the mower and were joined by the dogs and the cat who it seemed, were determined to get in on the act.