We have collaborated with Dynamite Editorials in putting together a fashion shoot at the Walk N Express Horse Ranch in Wildomar, California. I will be the Director of Photography and Instructor for this photo shoot. The photo shoot is scheduled on June 29th, 2013 from 3pm till 8pm. Dinner will be provided at the end. You can sign up for this shoot here. Check out the Pinterest mood board for this shoot.
The whole point of this shoot is to show you how to make a fashion editorial. You will be guided through steps on how to shoot for a magazine editorial. I have learned a lot in the past three months of shooting editorials for both Orange County and San Diego issues of LOCALE magazine. You can check out some of my tear sheets here and 8 other huge editorials are coming in soon. I will be using both artificial and natural lighting while shooting the models at this spectacular ranch. We will mostly be shooting outside but there are a couple of spots inside the house that we are allowed to shoot in.
We will start this session with a quick de-brief of the things to keep in mind when shooting for an editorial. We will give you a run down of the shoot. The photographers will be rotating between different sets (and animal sets). As the afternoon progresses, you are free to follow me around and learn from myself or go about yourself for the session. To make an editorial, you need to follow the same model around, which will be rotating them through different sets. You need to make at least 6 unique images with a model for it to consider an editorial.
As far as equipment goes, please bring everything you need. There is plenty of space for using a telephoto lens, wide lens, or a prime lens. There is going to be plenty of sun (if there are no clouds), in which case reflectors and diffusers are a great idea. If you are bringing lights and stands, don't forget sand bags. They have cats and dogs. Please ask us any questions you might have. And don't forget to sign up here!
Check out some of the photos from our dinner meeting at the ranch: