people work there asses off to come up with new ideas... no one just gives them away but if you want the classic give away shots: red rose petals heel in thong selective color in graveyard/cemetery smarties implied nude anything on a wicker chair angel wings warning: all of these will most likely look cheesy as hell
and the all time classic "Malteser"
don't forget the stripey socks in the fake reflexion, aguably the naffest image in the history of the world EVA!
of course how did i forget that onevipimagesdon't forget the stripey socks in the fake reflexion, aguably the naffest image in the history of the world EVA! and the all time classic "Malteser"
A good and useful post, not just for models, but photographers too.Chrissie_RedI tend to fit ideas around something I have seen or own. If you have 6 old tv's in the loft get them down and smash them up for a photoshoot. I ripped out the old bath in my apartment and I had it sitting in the spare room for a couple of weeks before I took it to the skip, I used that in a shoot. Or if you are out shopping and you come across an interesting bit of material then buy it - wear it, have it held up in the wind, get the photographer to put it in front of the lens for a different effect. If you buy something with little holes in it then try putting it over the light source to create an interesting shadow. Here are some random things I have done in the past (I will just focus on and around bathrooms because the list from elsewhere would be far to big) - The old grotty bath in the middle of the room with a beautiful summer dress and hat on - mixing dirty and ugly with something pretty. A bath full of popcorn which then ended up being a little set with me washing my face with it/brushing my teeth with it. Didn't cost the earth and looked pretty cool. Years ago I had brightly coloured red hair and the dye would come off when my hair got wet so I used that in a shoot in a shower - it almost looked like my head was bleeding and the pink bubbles were funky too. Bath with candles around it - bath with interesting coloured bath bomb with glitter. Bath with something called "jelli bath" which basically turned my bath water bright blue and it was like the stuff people got junked in on kids shows. Showers with see through frosted glass, although you couldn't see me properly you could see my outline so it was a chance to make some interesting shapes. Lots of dark makeup under the shower letting it run down your face looks kind of cool, I've also worn clothes/latex in the bath. I've also shot in hot tubs/saunas etc. Do any of your family or friends have access to an interesting location - could be an outbuilding/shed/stable block/garage/office - interesting wall with ivy in the back garden? once you know the location use the things already there as a sort of prop to work with. Interesting old doorways and walls with texture look fantastic in images. Once you start seeing the possibilities of the things you see or places you visit you will be overwhelmed with ideas. Everytime I leave the house I spot something I think will work for a shoot, when I get taken into old buildings even if I'm not on a shoot my eye is drawn to the area which will look awesome in photos due to the background or the light (sometimes both). What helps me and helped me years ago was having a few photographers who I can call upon when I have an idea - some are better suited than others depending on what style I was looking for. For example I had my "location artnude dude" - if I had an idea of a location nude shoot I wanted to try then he would get the call, I also had an "alternative/dark" photographer for my ideas which were dark/shadow'y and I had a couple of photographers who shot more bright fashion/headshot stuff well. When you know a person well and get some sort of friendship with them you are under less pressure I think. If any of my ideas don't work the first time round then none of the images go online and we either try again or I realise the idea was crap I used to be struck with ideas or faced with locations or settings I loved on daytrips with the other half, so I actually gave him my camera and asked him to learn how to take pictures. 3 or so years on he is really into photography now and if we are on holiday or on a day trip out and we see something we like then we will do a little shoot. So look for somebody fairly local who is also wanting to improve/experiment. Try to select somebody who already has the "basic" parts of photography down though, doesn't matter how great you are or the ideas are if the photographer is crap then the images will look crap Good luck and have fun!
In the same way as you forgot the guitar as a prop.RattusRockof course how did i forget that one
damn it, im getting forgetful in my old age lol p.s if your going to you a guitar OP make sure you defiantly cant play it, its the only way to guarantee you hold it completely wrongEdTIn the same way as you forgot the guitar as a prop.