We are offering photographers a unique opportunity to take part and shoot for themselves this fantasy photoshoot – Mermaid Queen
The storyline for this shoot is our mermaid queen has washed up on shore, she notices she has been spotted by the humans and tries to emphasise her authority being a royal of the ocean.
So how do we shoot it? We have a custom made mermaid outfit which we will dress our model in. We’ll then cover lighting, model posing and image composition. On this photoshoot you will learn how we do our big production shoots from start to finish. On this photoshoot Paul will work with you to help you capture some amazing fantasy photos. He’ll provide as much or as little assistance and photography advice as you need.
We are likely to cover:
Perhaps the most important part of any image. Why are you taking the photograph? What message do you hope to communicate to the viewer? We’ll talk you through how we create a series of images that work together and tell a story.
- Location Hunting
How do we choose the best locations to work with our storytelling? What are the important elements of a potential shoot location that we look for? How do we decide where to shoot once we are at a location? We’ll answer all of these questions during this photography experience.
- Outfit & Prop Selection
We have over many years accumulated a vast array of props and accessories that we will pack into our car and bring with us. How and why do we choose our props? How do we use the props when shooting with them?
We’ll be shooting a mixture of natural light shots and studio flash shots dependent upon the conditions we find ourselves in and the feel we want to achieve. If you’ve never shot with studio lights on location this will be an education about how to use them and get realistic-looking results.
- Model Direction
Do you sometimes find yourself stood in front of a model with little to no idea of what you want from them? Perhaps you just don’t know what to say to them. A good image is created via a collaboration between the photographer and their subject so we’ll definitely be covering communication with your models.
If you are looking to take part in a photoshoot with a difference, this will get your images standing out in a crowded marketplace.
Our absolute priority is keeping you and ourselves safe during your photography training session, with this in mind we have implemented the following procedures to ensure we can all enjoy the training session safely:
This course will take place outdoors where it has been scientifically proven that the risk of Coronavirus transmission is much less.
We will maintain 1 metre social distancing at all times, this is easy as we will be outside anyway.
All equipment used will be disinfected both before and after your training session.
Hand sanitizer, gloves and hand-washing facilities will be readily available at all times. You are very welcome to wear a mask should you wish too.
Paul has been tested for Coronavirus prior to restarting training with the result coming back negative.
We have to organise your photoshoot, book models, etc. and this takes time. If you require this photoshoot at an earlier date then please get in contact.
Your Mermaid Queen photoshoot will take place at a location near Newquay, Cornwall, UK which will only be disclosed upon booking.
We like to run these sessions early in the morning as they give the best light which really fits with the theme of this shoot. This will be between 7am and 10am dependant upon the month of the year you book in. We can, of course, run them at other times of the day and we’ll agree the start time with you after you book. If the date in the calendar is green, we are free all day so confirming a mutually agreeable time won’t be a problem.
You need no prior skills to attend this training course. Please bring your camera with a fully charged battery (and spares), lenses and any accessories that you use frequently with you.
This photoshoot will last for 4 hours.
The fee and/or deposit you pay secures your chosen date and is only refundable up to 7 days prior to your booked training date. If your booked training date falls within the next 7 days then this is non-refundable under any circumstances. Should you wish to change your date to another we will always do our best to accommodate this so long as we are given more than 7 days’ notice of your booked in training date.