Creating an Outdoor Studio
So for this next shot what I've decided to do is actually isolate a piece of the beach and sort of make it a feature. I've introduced a sort of studio effect on location. As you can see, I've got a lot of people holding it. It's windy, we wanted to get this done fast. But it's kind of cool. It's kind of unique and certainly for a cover shot sometimes you wanna do something where you have an element of what's gonna be in the story, but you're not revealing the whole story. That way, the tag, the name of the magazine, or the name of whatever you're doing is there, an element of the environment is there, and then when you see the rest of the story, it unfolds. That's kind of what I would be doing here. It's almost like my safe shot. I know how Anna works. I've photographed her now. I know a lot of her moves. We could do this fast. That's what we're gonna do right now. Anna. (footsteps approaching) Okay, got this rather cool branch. Wanna come around this side for me? I'd like you to sort ...
of get up here and almost perch yourself on it.
It's up to you. I'm not gonna see your feet, so that's fine.
That's nice, yeah, almost kind of lounge along. Yeah, it's beautiful like that. That's nice, gorgeous. Feel the light coming through here. Tavio, I'll take my camera. Can we get a reflector, please? Now I am shooting at ISO 100, speed of 500, and F-stop is 2.8. Part of the reason for the very open lens is because I wanna sort of knock a lot of this out. It's gonna become very dark. It's all gonna be about her and this element of the tree. Okay, look out there for me, beautiful. (camera shutter clicks) Kind of looking out that way. Face this way, sweetie, sorry, there you go. Chin up high, beautiful. (camera shutter clicks) That's nice. (Nigel exhales sharply) There you go. (camera shutter clicks) That's nice like that. Just looking right out there, beautiful.
Falling on the ground too much?
That's nice, there you go. (camera shutter clicks) I look at my light. Light's gone up, gorgeous. Look at that, the sun's come out for us, beautiful. Very nice. (camera shutter clicks) Gonna frame it a little bit. (camera shutter clicks) Nice, shake it out. Right up onto the tree if you can. There you go.
Yeah, why not? There you go. That's kinda nice. Beautiful like that. Feel that light on your face. Beautiful there. If you're in shot (murmurs) (camera shutter clicks) Beautiful. (camera shutter clicks) Really pretty. Gorgeous. Love that. (camera shutter clicks) Beautiful, hold that. Backing up, coming in tighter. Love that head up, gorgeous like that. (camera shutter clicks) This is gorgeous shot, really pretty. (camera shutter clicks) Now, this is called the Duvetyne. It's this black backdrop. It's a cloth, it soaks up the light, unlike, obviously paper, which would reflect. This really sucks up a lot of the light and it costs about 200 bucks. It's not cheap, but it's not crazy expensive. I've got about three of them. I love them, they fold up, very easy to carry, very easy to travel with, and really, really useful. Couple more. (camera shutter clicks) Beautiful. Yeah, looking straight out to the water. Beautiful. Looking right through my lens, right above me. That's nice. Chin up a little higher. (camera shutter clicks) Gorgeous. (camera shutter clicks) Make it nice. (camera shutter clicks) We got it! How about that for speed?