I've finally have been working on ideas that pop in my head instead of them sitting on the back burner as usual. I've been following through with ideas for Loki and I've had this tent for two years and finally got it out for the first time! A good friend and I have talked about doing this for a long while so we got to it. The little girl was a doll! She was excited and willing to follow direction as well as come up with her own ideas. During the editing process I decided to try out fireflies. The worse that could happen is that it would look cheesy and overly edited. It ended up working out.
I get ideas or someone inspires me and it just lays there in the back of my mind with a "one day" mentality. I don't want to do that anymore. I want to explore and experiment and just get on with it. My idea or inspired shoot will either be great....or it won't. The tent with a little girl in a flowy dress has been done. This shoot was inspired. I wanted to imitate and explore my way of shooting with someone else's vision. Most of the tent or teepee shoots I see, not all, are shot in natural light, are airy and with a light feeling. That's not my style at all. I do it on occasion, but it's not me.
Loki's "It" inspired shoot was a snowball. What happened was I am in a photography group called jpeg2raw, and every month there is a contest. The month of April is "Open" theme. I thought April showers bring may flowers and immediately bought a rain coat for Loki with no real idea in mind. Well, I was talking to my friend and she said "You have to do Georgie from It!" YES! I thought, and then I started planning out the shoot. I then decided that Pennywise would also have to make an appearance in the shoot.
So I went back online and ordered a cheap renaissance style collar and cuff set. I didn't need an actual clown, just hints of him. I read the book years ago, and it's the type of book where scenes sort of "stick out" and they aren't soon forgotten. So I had my own image of Pennywise the Dancing Clown and the spider-like alien form. I didn't use that form in this shoot neither did I use the werewolf or anything else. The clown is the most known form and I wanted to keep that. This also wasn't a shoot I wanted to spend a lot of money on either. I wanted it simple and it worked for me. I am very pleased with what I've been doing.
Not everything is a hit. The salt container idea wasn't super fantastic, but I did get to work on my composite skills and get the most out of the IT shoot. Photography is an art, but it's also an adventure. Even if part of that adventure is sitting at my computer.