White Dress, Abandon House
Abandon houses have always fascinated me. Something about it having been once occupied makes it almost story-like. And now that I think about it, that would an awesome concept. To shoot a family almost in like a "lived in setting" with remounts of the old! Now that would be an interesting shoot; maybe having dinner all dressed up. hmmmmmm I think I found my next concept!
As for this shoot, we had our lovely model as you can see from the above photo. A bit of advice for those thinking of doing similar shoots in such conditions, please beware of your surroundings. Although the location may look cool, there is always a possibility of harm due to the condition of the building.
For this shoot, I shot on two formats. digital being one and film the other. As far as digital goes, I shoot on my Sony A7, and for film, I had a Mamiya C330 loaded with Porta 400. Which brings to a few important points. For all of these shoots, I utilized available light. I would advice anyone shooting in these conditions to ensure that one, their camera can handle low light settings, if shooting film that you shoot on an iso of 400 or greater, that you have a steady hand, and lastly that you use fast glass. I mention these points because uploading my photos in Photoshop, I noticed a lot of blur in my images, especially in the lower light situations. I blame this on being overly trigger happy =) and not really paying attention to my shooting conditions.
I did have a few photoshop ideas that I wanted to play around with, like adding scratches on the wall i.e. where the model's hands are placed, but that will have to be for a later post. Right now, its pretty late and need my beauty rest! Until next time! =)