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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by bism, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. bism

    bism TPF Noob!

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    This isnt actually a bad thing but heres the situation. I have a set of 4 models coming to see me for 3 days. I could do the normal "studio" deal or local parks etc etc, but as Im sure you are I am getting weary of these "normal" locations.

    I am hoping for suggestions as to were to go on short notice, I like industrial parks and wouldnt mind shooting somewhere like that but the closest one to me is a few hours away (that I know of anyway) Is there anywhere that you shoot people frequently that is a little "off-beat" or at least more exciting than in the studio?

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
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    coal mines, but then again i'm in the middle of nowhere...
     
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    Thats kinda my problem too.....I am also in the middle of nowhere. I imagine we will all end up in the woods somewhere...There are a bunch of water falls in the area maybe we'll end up there...
     
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    cant seem to find any local coal mines..Says the last one was closed mid seventies. :?
     
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    well, quite frankly, all the mines around here were closed, too. they look as if one day everyone just went home...and didn't come back.
     
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    it depends on your location ... there are several "dirty industrial" places to go to in New York ....


    i would go to a train staton .... where its kinda dingy ... or a dirty building with graphitti on the wall ... just about anywhere in NYC would do :lol:

    imho

    i would stay away from the park or anything green and with trees (if your into industrial stuff) ... if u have a "town" .. or a diner would be good


    i would take the drive to get the shot :wink:
     
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    well, I talked to the models today and among the more interesting words mentioned were mud, fire, water, grit & grime...sounds like we might get some neat textures, rather "earthy" sounding. Does anyone have a suggestion to keep the mud, water, grit and grime out of my camera? Anyone ever use a dry bag or something comparable?

    thanks
     
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    oh wow!!!! ... that sounds like a party :D
     
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    4 models coming to see me and we wouldn't leave the house.
     
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    i read a post here a few weeks ago about putting a ziplock bag over your camera and cutting a hole for the lens


    boy, i bet that mud shot would be quite interesting :D ... are u gonna post them when you're done?
     
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    Over the years and various camera models I have made an array of "dry bag esque" contraptions with some success. Its just that I want to have full control over the camera which seems difficult through various layers of plastic. I wish there was something like a lanc on a d60.

    Anyway, yeah....If I get any decent shots Ill post some. I would like to try for something for the weekly "water" challenge but I don't think Ill have anything in time for the deadline. Regardless Ill let you know how it goes....
     

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