Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Of Muddy Quarries and Red Shoes

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Some behind the scenes from the shoot we had in Toledo.

The good thing about shooting outdoors is being able to use available light and interesting backgrounds. The downside to it also is the ever-changing weather because one cannot dictate the Heavens to let the sun come out all the time when it is needed. Crowds are also a nuisance especially if the subjects are camera conscious. Even i who is accustomed to posing in front of the camera still gets anxious whenever I am in a public place during outfit shots.
In this shoot, we  trudged along a super muddy sand and gravel quarry,  improvised a rain cover for the camera using a trash bag, walk along a narrow dike to get to a vast green marshland, got wet on the beach then got sun burnt the next day because Mr.Sun let out his fury on all of us
During shoots it is also inevitable that I have to source out and bring props to achieve the concept. I honestly thought the red shoes was a great accent and a nice pop of color so I didn't mind lending them for a shoot at the muddy quarry (take note they're brand new and i never got around to using yet. LOL) The 70's vintage suitcase I had to resurrect it from its dusty refuge in our old storage room.
All the pain, sweat, and heat I have endured, yes all of them, is for the glory of photography and of course love for the boyfriend! hahaha
I'd like to thank Carla of Xcess Baggage for all the help and support she rendered for this shoot. It was a great consolation that we were able to scour the cheap thrift shops (ukay as in literally UKAY) in Toledo after the shoot. I am excited to wear my PhP 65 Commes des Garcon shirt!!!

By the way, sad news everyone. The IT people in the office has just recently blocked facebook, blogger, and photobucket. What's up with that? So as much as I want to go bloghopping during my free time in the office, that's just impossible to do now. Boooo!!
But I will make up for it when I get home. So please bear with me for now.:)

9 comments:

aiz kim said...

ahh the things we do for the love of photography. i admire you for lending such pretty, brand new shoes. Anyway, the hardships you overtook are all worth it because these photos are soo catalog worthy!

ching said...

oooohh lovely shoes! what a place to be.

I Am Alexa said...

Awesome photos! :) Can't wait to see you wear your Commes de Garcon shirt! Such a great find! :)

Kookie B. said...

Love, love, love your flats! Where did you get 'em?

Hazel said...

you look so lovely in the photos, dred! congrats with the outdoor photoshoots :)

thechyrelgomez said...

love your photos! :)

cherie said...

i admire you and your bf your passion for photography. of lending the shoes and trudging through mud quarries, it shows your dedication for work :)

minnja said...

so lovely photos !!!

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Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

dred! i can't wait for you guys to do our pre-nup photoshoot so you can style me! weeeee! <3

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥