Yesterday five photographers ventured into the thick of the Otways to do a photo shoot.
I have had an idea since August that I've been sitting on for quite a while. At first I thought no one would be interested in participating but slowly I found more and more people who were willing to come along on some adventures and capture some magic.
I wanted to create a new kind of camera club. I wanted to gather a collaborative group of photographers together exclusively from the Geelong region to learn and grow from each other. I've had to wait to put my idea into notion because of the busy exam period and yesterday we finally found half a day to go for a drive to one of the most secluded places I've been to.
I'm not going to be able to share the actual images I shot for a couple of weeks due to work commitments so I thought I would string together some behind the scenes photos. I don't share what actually goes on at my photo shoots enough! It's often not very glamourous. Yesterday we were sweating like pigs walking, in total, around 4kms to the location and back again with tripods, reflectors, clothes and props.
Although we met some unexpected friends along our way (scroll down to the second last image to meet one of them!), the trekking was absolutely worth it. We worked with some of the most beautiful light I've seen all year. I'm so happy this shoot went ahead as I was very close to cancelling it due to not having a model.
Thank you to Leiko, Daniel, Zoe and Clare (our model and a talented photographer in her own right), for coming along yesterday and being so down for all of the physical requirements to complete the shoot!!
I'll hopefully have a shoot from last weekend to share on Monday with you but until then, have a great weekend everyone! :)
I probably should have brought a chair for this shot, I'm so short! :)
After walking another 800m on sloaped gravel paths, we stopped at the 'beach' for a rest and some junk food!!
Doing some Yoga and interpretive dance to the new Flight Facilities album
Our little tiger snake friend that interrupted our shoot by swimming out of the lake (!!!) and right past Clare! We all froze for about five minutes while we waited for the little guy to pass us.
Thanks to Leiko's self timer for taking this shot of us all. From left to right: Clare, Daniel, Zoe, Myself (told you I'm short!) and Leiko!