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Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3102

Tyler, Texas, US

Whatever it takes for the shot!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120831/11/504107b79c150.jpg

We both were up to our necks in this nasty merky water, but well worth it.

Jan 31 13 11:31 pm Link

Photographer

Hugh Alison

Posts: 2123

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

FilmmakerDC wrote:
This is why they invented green screen and photoshop. With all of the post production that is already included in the shots, you can save time, money and never leave your studio. A good wizard is all you need.

Much easier to do green screen - but I don't really see the point.

Different if you were doing it for a client, but for "art", it needs to be real.

Feb 01 13 12:52 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote:
...to get that awesome shot?

I have several locations I want to shoot this summer, but they aren't exactly easy to get to! Secluded beaches, waterfalls, mountain tops, etc.

Would you be willing to hike 4 or 5 hours one way to a shoot location? Would you hike to the top of a mountain (like a 10,000ft mountain)? Would you even be willing to hike all day and camp in the backcountry for a night to get the shot?

Here is the catch. It is TF only. You can't say "sure, if the money was right", or submit your $1000 day rate.

TF terms are different for everyone, I understand. TF with me means getting a signed 24" AP print. No money exchanged, this is simply what you are willing to do for the sake of making art smile

I'm more interested in hearing from the models, but everyone can join in if they want. Epic stories are most welcome!

Assuming that I could afford it, almost anywhere.  I'd love to shoot at South Georgia Island (look it up) with the right model.

Realistically, even though I'm pretty poor, two years ago I made a 1700 mile round trip for a trade shoot with a fantastic model, and I've made multiple 400-600 mile round trips for trade shoots.  More often, models make 4-6 hour round trips to my place for trade shoots.

Feb 01 13 03:33 am Link

Photographer

fullmetalphotographer

Posts: 2797

Fresno, California, US

Groom Lake Nevada

Feb 02 13 11:01 am Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3652

Nashville, Tennessee, US

DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote:
...to get that awesome shot?

I have several locations I want to shoot this summer, but they aren't exactly easy to get to! Secluded beaches, waterfalls, mountain tops, etc.

Would you be willing to hike 4 or 5 hours one way to a shoot location? Would you hike to the top of a mountain (like a 10,000ft mountain)? Would you even be willing to hike all day and camp in the backcountry for a night to get the shot?

...

I'm more interested in hearing from the models, but everyone can join in if they want. Epic stories are most welcome!

Yes, I'd hike 4 or 5 hours to get the shot. I think it is part of the fun and I am kind of hardy. smile
Jen
p.s. would just require a satphone, experienced hikers and assistance with gear...best to be safe and there is safety in in numbers...a fall or accident can be very dangerous and being with someone who is clueless in the bush could be life threatening, for everyone involved-edit to add: I love the idea of camping to shoot in the morning, all fresh!

Feb 02 13 07:15 pm Link

Photographer

robert b mitchell

Posts: 1863

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Nope! Not for TF!!!

Feb 02 13 07:19 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

MyrnaByrna wrote:
Yes, I'd hike 4 or 5 hours to get the shot. I think it is part of the fun and I am kind of hardy. smile
Jen
p.s. would just require a satphone, experienced hikers and assistance with gear...best to be safe and there is safety in in numbers...a fall or accident can be very dangerous and being with someone who is clueless in the bush could be life threatening, for everyone involved-edit to add: I love the idea of camping to shoot in the morning, all fresh!

I've hiked for 2-3 hours for a photo shoot, without leaving my back yard.

Feb 02 13 10:01 pm Link

Photographer

Rakesh Malik

Posts: 377

Seattle, Washington, US

MyrnaByrna wrote:
p.s. would just require a satphone, experienced hikers and assistance with gear...best to be safe and there is safety in in numbers...a fall or accident can be very dangerous and being with someone who is clueless in the bush could be life threatening, for everyone involved-edit to add: I love the idea of camping to shoot in the morning, all fresh!

Then definitely come to Seattle. smile

Feb 02 13 11:36 pm Link

Model

Fine Wine

Posts: 226

Orange, California, US

I would drive a few hours roundtrip and hike a good distance to get to a great location for the shoot.  The nicer the photographer and the more skilled the longer I would be willing to drive and hike.

I would even help carry equipment.

Feb 04 13 07:35 am Link

Photographer

Rick Dupuis Photography

Posts: 6822

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

For me, the only 'it depends' is, it depends if it's possible. If I can do it, by God, I'll do it.  One time I was leaning out over a 25 foot cliff shooting straight down at a model who was in the water. I said, "If I fall...." She said, "I swear to God, I'll catch the camera."
That's partnership.

3 or 4 years ago I placed a casting call for this image. I specified it was going to be topless. Five models asked to do it. But the one I got stuck on refused to do it topless. I was determined. She was adamant. She didn't want her nipples showing in the photo. She is from Romania and she had that perfect look. So I said, "How can we do this and not show anything? She said, "My hair is long enough to cover them." You gotta be kidding me. The other 4 models were within 2 hours of my home. This model was 1200 miles from my home so I made a vacation out of it and shot her. I'm glad she stuck to her guns. So I went 1200 miles to shoot once... then drove home.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101007/12/4cae190fd3f73.jpg

Feb 04 13 10:41 am Link

Photographer

karenjerzykphotography

Posts: 1756

Boston, Massachusetts, US

All the images in my portfolio were TF, at the risk of getting arrested and severely hurt. Severe cold, severe heat, massive danger, climbing, hiding in the woods for hours...The list goes on.

Feb 04 13 10:51 am Link