The detailed planning for this image didn't come as smooth as we expected it to be.
This is my second submission for this photoshoot shot on this day.
This shoot was planned in collaboration with a buddy photographer, Jason. We spent about 5 months discussing our vision for this shoot. We wanted somewhat an Amazonian style shoot with a unique backdrop without having to do any photo manipulation or overlays. Basically get it right in-camera. Our model for this shoot is Sara. Our hairstylist / makeup artist is Courtney. Our wardrobe designer is Sheri, a full time designer whose work include styles for the New York Fashion Week.
This image was shot with a Canon 5D Mark iii Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 shot at 1/200 f/2.2 iso 400. Model was shot utilizing a Canon Speedlite placed just off left of the model.
It was supposed to be an easy day because just a week before this shoot, I did a recon of this location like I normally do to prepare for a shoot and to avoid surprises. But on shoot day, nature still found its way of throwing surprises at us as we were faced with heavy rains and just changed all conditions against us. It was a matter of time that we found ourselves doing some serious climbing, slipping and falling up and down a muddy hill, and eventually coming to a stop at a raging river that was now up to chest-high. We came quite close to giving up because we could not find a way to cross this river without damaging our expensive equipment. Eventually through perseverance everyone kept walking up and down the riverbank until we found an area safe enough to cross and made it to the other side for this composition. At the end of the shoot we realized our ordeal was not over. We lost track of time and hit dusk thus completing this shot. It was not long when we managed to lose our trail back and found ourselves climbing a rocky muddy hillside past 10PM and trekking through a dense forest with just enough lights from our mobile phone.
Full Production Crew Insta Accounts:
Photographer Jason Schlosberg @photoabandon
Photographer Chris Miralles @chrismiralles_
Wardrobe Designer Sheri Couture @sheriautrycouture