I did a Color Block photo shoot with another professional photographer and it was fun, fun, fun! We had two delightful young ladies who modeled for us. Our concept was to use wildly bright colors using several different backgrounds with various outfits we provided in complimentary colors.
It took us weeks to pull all of the “stuff” together that we needed. The backgrounds were the easiest thanks to Groupon. Trips to several different thrift stores, dollar stores and paint shops got us started with hats, purses, shoes, scarves, makeup, nail polish, eyeliners lipsticks and even wigs. We didn’t use everything we got in this session. It took multiple hours to shoot two models with multiple changes each. We plan a second session sometime later. Along with some existing clothing and props like umbrellas that we already had, we were ready to start putting everything together for different sets. Once we began putting outfits to background, we started spray painting accessories like hats and shoes to complete our desired looks. It’s amazing how spray painted straw hats (like the purple one above) come out so well.
We mixed and matched hats with different dresses. As we shot different looks and scenes, we each had images created by our own individual styles. Once we got going, we found ourselves coming up with more ideas than we could possibly shoot in one afternoon. These concept shoots get so exciting as we expand our original ideas to match our enthusiasm and our models’ personalities. When I got to post production, I found some of these bright images also looked intriguing in black and white. On the other hand, you can’t see that turquoise background, orange dress or that orange hat. I love this moody look, though.
This is just a taste of how our Color Block concept shoot went. I’ll write about this again with more details, more pictures and more backgrounds soon. See you next time. Happy Saturday!