To create a cool end result, you always need to carefully plan everything at the preparation stage. As part of the family “Day of Life”, we had to work in 3 locations: a photo studio, city streets and nature. At first, the plot was developed, which was based on the script of a typical weekend, lived by the family. Further, on this plot, I made a shooting plan: I picked up 3 locations that will fully reveal the essence of the day. A family of 4 people participated in the shooting - Mom, Dad, daughter and little son. Further, knowing the places and locations in the upcoming photo shoot, an image was developed according to the style of clothes and colors. Everything had to be harmoniously combined at each stage.
The shooting took place in the first half of November. The weather on the street was already quite cool, + 5-9, cloudy, which is quite characteristic of this time of year. Dawn at this time of the year can be considered from 9:00. For the “Day of Life” photo project of the family, we chose a weekday in order to avoid the passage of passers-by into the frame. The start of the training camp was scheduled for 9:00 in the morning to begin filming at 10:00. The first location on our list was W studio, which we worked on for 1 hour. Next, they planned to shoot in the center of Kiev, walk along the streets, looking into different yards. The last location and scene was an impromptu picnic in the car. To do this, we used a pine forest in the direction of Koncha-Zaspa, where I used to hold workshops for photographers.
On the day of shooting, everything went according to plan. At 8:45, in the make-up studio, the makeup artist was already expecting models. All arrived without delay, which allowed us not to exit the timing and invest in a predetermined time. At 9:50, everyone was ready and shooting began. For 2 hours of the photo shoot, we managed to shoot all the most fun and interesting moments. A cheerful and friendly atmosphere reigned at the location. At the end, we went to the 2nd location, in the center of Kiev. There, they took an hour-long lunch break and a baby's daytime sleep before shooting. After, a two-hour photo walk took place along the central streets of Kiev. During this time, we also shot a lot of interesting and fun moments. And after that, everyone went to the shooting of the 3rd stage, to the forest. There was 3 hours before sunset, during which time we together managed to decorate the car and shoot the last stage of “Day of Life”.
The entire project lasted more than 7 hours, from 9:00 to 16:00. During this time, we managed to get from one end of Kiev to the other and take more than 600 pictures. Such a large number is caused by the fact that the family has a small child whose emotions need to be literally caught. But since he was feded up and slept, most of the source material was successful. After importing the entire series into Lightroom, I made a selection. Came out in a series of 240 frames, an average of 80 per location, or 35 photos / hour. This is the optimal amount in which all photos are unique among themselves and the views are not duplicated. Further, the finished series was painted, sharpness, contrast, saturation were adjusted and all balances were adjusted. After, I selected 67 of them the best, in my opinion, and they were retouched. You can watch the final result of the family photo project Day from Life on this page.
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