Element Shoot Part 1 - Water

  • June 22, 2013 · 3:45 PM
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UPDATE:  I've corrected the location name and map pin location.  You should now be able to find it using Google / IOS navigation.  We will meet at the start of the trail at 3:45 p.m.

 

This shoot idea came about from a discussion the group had at the barbeque. The idea is to shoot models (could be 2 of each, or more but at least 1) as the elements: Earth, Water, Wind and Fire.

Each shoot will be distinctly for that element. For example, the water shoot will have hair, clothes, location, lighting and makeup designed around the water theme and will be planned specifically so that the hair will be turned into water in photoshop and the skin tones work with blue tones planned in the end result image (which is up in the air right now and ideas are welcome). The end result of each is to produce high quality large size prints on canvas. I think it would be great if the models could exemplify the quality we are looking for (fire for example would be great for someone with a firey attitude).

Right now we plan to shoot Saturday[masked] (weather permitting) for the water theme.

What we need: (Changes Made[masked])

Model(s) - We have models, and will need at least 1 model to bring and plan to shoot in Bikini, along with a dress that Barbie will be bringing. Bikini in either blue or white colors would be best (for the effect to blend in with the water). There is still a lot we can do without a bikini shot, but that is one of the scenes we are going for

Makeup - someone that wants to be creative with blue and light tones and to really make eyes and lips pop

Lighting - Need some solid lighting plans in place before the shoot. This will be outdoors before and during sunset, but the light we are looking to produce should be the key light in the scene, something large and soft would be great!

Additional shot ideas? - we should have plenty of time to get the 2 images, so we can always do more, even if unrelated to the water elemental scenes. It will be a great location for all kinds of things.

Let's just in and get all the ideas and planning in asap so we can execute well. The more quickly we can get the details ironed out the better we can execute the shoot :-)

 

p.s. can someone confirm that the picture attached is the location? It will be high tide when we do the shoot. What are the issues that might come up because of that?

Here's a bunch of pics of the tide pools:

https://www.google.com/search?q=makapuu+lighthouse+tide+pools&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=WSG4Ua2qA6nziwKf9ICwDA&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=767

Thanks everyone!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants me to Photoshop their pic I can as well I got my software working again.

    July 9, 2013

  • Rich

    FYI to the folks that will be waiting for images from me. I have a lot of work to do on them and it is going to take me a couple of weeks to finish.

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • debra

      Take your time! This is one shoot I don't think anyone will want you to feel rushed on! :)

      June 24, 2013

  • Barbie E.

    Also please credit my friend chabri as she is a local designer in Jacksonville, Fl

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will she make me a dress like that!? :D

      June 23, 2013

    • Barbie E.

      She sells on esty under chabri

      June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cant's wait to see the photos.

    June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      To send photos, e-mail me a link: [masked] or on Misted Forest on Face book.

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rich

    Big mahalos to our amazing makeup artist Bianca, our very beautiful water element models, our dedicated and very talented photographers for making this such a fun shoot! I am sure that we all got some great images from yesterday, I know me and Matthew did. Please be sure to put your pictures in the drop box so our Models and makeup artist can pick them up, and be sure to credit Bianca for images where she did makeup and for Chabri for images where the dress was used. Thanks everyone!

    June 23, 2013

  • Bianca

    Rich asked me to let you know how I would like to be mentioned in credits: Make Up by Bianca.
    Thank you

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Bianca

    We, I think I can speak for Hannah as well, had an amazing time!
    It was so nice to meet everyone!
    Hopefully we can do this again soon!:)

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Eric

    HAD A BLAST TODAY! OUTSTANDING JOB PUTTING IT ON. Photos coming soon.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Drew / A.

    Great people (photographs & models, make-up artist). Thanks everyone. I had a great time!

    3 · June 22, 2013

  • madmarv

    Ok I'm in the parking lot with Rachel. Anyone else around?

    June 22, 2013

    • Barbie E.

      I dnt haveyour number

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I gave you my number and my card...;( Boo!

      June 22, 2013

  • Ot S.

    Good concept.

    June 22, 2013

  • LinD

    For those who are still coming, we are hiking up the trail to the whale watching sign. From there take trail to the right down the cliff.

    June 22, 2013

  • Eric

    I running later will ve thwre in about 15-20 mins

    June 22, 2013

  • Rich

    Weather looks pretty good, nice and sunny, but hard to say there are some thick clouds on the horizon. We are still on for the shoot, but be sure to be prepared for rain

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so mad I'm running behind today. Got suckered into helping someone move furniture :(

    June 22, 2013

  • Bianca

    I just had a thought!
    Maybe models can paint their nails blue?
    Again just a thought.

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Already done! I'll bring my polish if anyone wants the same. I used a dark blue base with a pearly blue-green top coat.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would HIGHLY recommend wearing some pretty thick-soled shoes in the water. We went out there yesterday, and I had to carry one of the kids back to shore after he cut his foot. I ended up slipping and scratched my leg in a few spots as well.

    June 21, 2013

    • Rich

      I've never been there, so following whoever has to the spot

      June 22, 2013

    • Barbie E.

      My kids love it at tge tide pools!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Bianca

    I was informed, suggesting straight hair!:)

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay I have straight stubborn hair

      1 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      T~T my curly hair is pretty intense I will see what I can do tonight.

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Bianca

    Hello everyone!
    I will be doing hair and make up for this shoot.
    Very limited hair. I am not sure if the look calls for straight or curly hair. But models would need to do that before they come.
    I will style and take care of flyaways.
    Models: please come with foundation and powder applied. Please bring your foundation and powder. I will bring some lashes, but please bring some if you have any!
    Looking forward to meeting all of you!
    Any questions, you can contact me at facepaintingbybianca @yahoo.com

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! So looking forward to having a pro work on my face :D

      2 · June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is gunna be shweet!

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Rich

    8. When shooting, would be great if you can give the other photographers a few minutes solo with each elemental model so there is a good connection and eye contact. There will be enough time.
    9. Give the models time to recoup, and take a break
    10. Models please get a good nights rest and work with Bianca and Allison on hair and makeup. Please see Bianca's notes below.

    11. Can someone bring a radio with some good music??? ANything but club music..haha

    I'll keep an eye on the weather and update the site tomorrow. Please message me for any direct requests or questions through the meetup site.

    p.s. 12. If you want to do the dress made of water, you will need to bring a dress for that, Barbie is only bringing 1 and I think Bridgett is going to wear that one. White or blue is all good, you will also need to wear a bikini for shot #1.

    See you tomorrow!

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can bring my speaker and some tunes. If anyone else has any music to add, my speaker is bluetooth capable.

      June 21, 2013

  • Rich

    Tomorrow is the big day folks, I hope everyone can make it and that we can have a great time and create some amazing images! Couple things to keep in mind:

    1. Bring whatever food, drinks, chairs, towels you need
    2. Don't forget sunblock / protective clothes.
    3. There is NO bathroom anywhere nearby, some people get local style and jump in da watah but...for you to figure out how you like handle
    4. Bring stuff in case it rains, don't want your gear to get damaged
    5. If you are gonna stay a little late, bring a flashlight for the hike back
    6. If you can carpool, great. Should be parking there, but it can get tight and might take a little while to find a spot
    7. That parking place has some history of car break ins. Don't chance it, don't leave any valuables in the car.

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There is a bathroom down the street at the beach if you plan ahead. I will have sunblock on hand if anyone forgets it.

      June 21, 2013

  • Drew / A.

    Looks like a fun day of photography.

    June 21, 2013

  • Ot S.

    My Daughter had me signed up under her login. I recently joined this group. Very excited to meet up with you guys. I'm not familiar with the area, can I possibly have someone's no or E-mail in case I can't find the meetup spot? thanks.

    June 19, 2013

    • Rich

      Hey Ot, I sent you an email. Let me know if you have trouble recieving it or finding the location.

      June 20, 2013

  • Barbie E.

    disclaimer: if any models wants to shoot in a dress, please keep in mind that the dress I am providing will only be used by one model.

    June 20, 2013

  • Eric

    Do you still need another model?

    June 20, 2013

    • debra

      Always! Please feel free to show up! It looks like there are quite a few models for this one, which is great! The photographers will make everyone look stellar!

      2 · June 20, 2013

  • Rich

    Hey folks, looks like we are now short 1 model. Does someone have a contact with recent modeling experience that would fit the image and would be interested?

    June 19, 2013

    • Bianca

      I got it. Did you get image?

      June 20, 2013

    • Rich

      Got it! Yes she would definately fit the image we are going for. The end result that I will be putting together (and whoever else wants to also do this) will be changing skin tones, hair in some images and eye color to blue, so as long as she (and our models) are ok with that we are good to go. Keep in mind though we will also have some photographers that will be doing more with light, perspective and exposure and not the additional digital work so the models will have many different looks as a result of the shoot.

      June 20, 2013

  • Sharon K.

    Don't have Photoshop on my computer and wouldn't know how to use it. I'm not totally sure I'll make it, but I would love to come and see how all this comes together as it will be a new experience for me.

    June 18, 2013

    • Rich

      Should still be great images even without photoshopping after

      June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm pretty savvy with Photoshop, if you want any pictures changed Sharon.

      June 19, 2013

  • Bruce N.

    Yes I'm bringing it
    it's a walk up bench 12"x 36" 20"high

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Rich

      Perfect, thanks Bruce

      June 19, 2013

  • Rich

    Drew out the walking on water concept. To confirm, a tripod is needed and a large reflector or 2 along with someone to hold it. First shot is scene without table or model second shot is with. To catch the water right need to get it from side and gle, possibly low to ground. Bruce, you are bringing the table, right?

    June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Check the fabric section at walmart?

      June 19, 2013

    • Rich

      That is good. If you want to have the dress made of water, can do it, plan to have my son dump water buckets and catch those high speed to later make hair or the dress. I need to see the skin under the dress so I can take the second shot of the model in dress, use the dress as a selection, then fill with multiple water dumps from bucket, make the dress shape and cover bikini areas with bubbles or splotchy water. Let me know what you folks want to do, all options are open

      June 19, 2013

  • michelle k.

    Hi guys! I RSVP'd yes because my Dad is very interested in attending this Saturday. My mom will attend to help out with whatever you guys need...lighting? helping models with hair? whatevs! They have never been here though and aren't too familiar with the area...can we have a phone number of someone they can call in case they get lost? and to make sure they are in the right place? We are all super stoked to join this group!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there too many models for this already?

    June 17, 2013

    • debra

      Nope, never! :)

      June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok I just got a blue scarf today!

      1 · June 17, 2013

  • Amy J.

    Still room for additional models?

    June 17, 2013

    • Rich

      Yep should be fine. Come out

      June 17, 2013

    • debra

      Of course! Show up and you'll have lots of photographers to work with!

      June 17, 2013

  • Bianca

    i am considering it. I have a face painting gig on Magic Island from 1.30 till 2.30 or 3 pm. I already looked at some make up references. I will let you know by Wednesday? Thanks

    June 17, 2013

  • Rich

    The primary theme we are going for is to create a water elemental. So we are going for different looks that could work with that them, so shaded blues, whites maybe purples etc. We can try different things for Hair but for at least 1 image I want remove the hair digitally and add water for hair. Bianca it would be awesome if you could work on this with us! You could get very creative with it

    June 16, 2013

  • Bianca

    I am a make up artist/face painter. I may be available. I am not sure yet. What is the look? How many models to do?

    June 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The theme is water, so how you represent water. Mermaid, abstract, waves..

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants help with makeup, let me know. I don't mind coming south early. I'll be doing fantasy makeup on myself and have lots of blues and greens (and even some pretty purples to mix in).

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can get a ride from town COUNT ME IN!

    June 11, 2013

    • madmarv

      I'll be coming from another meetup in Chinatown. I can pick you up and bring you back. Call me at[masked] if you're interested.

      June 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome I will have finished work in the kaka'ako area.

      June 12, 2013

  • Barbie E.

    I love this place! can't wait for this!

    June 11, 2013

  • LinD

    Tide information for 6/22:
    [masked] 2:45 AM HST 0.70 feet High Tide[masked] 5:50 AM HST Sunrise[masked] 8:22 AM HST -0.40 feet Low Tide[masked] 3:50 PM HST 2.50 feet High Tide[masked] 7:16 PM HST Sunset[masked]:01 PM HST 0.02 feet Low Tide[masked] 1:33 AM HST Full Moon

    We are looking at high tide at 3:45pm, but it will be going down from there. And guess what, a (almost) full moon rise @ 6:50pm. Maybe we can push the shoot time later to get both sunset and moonrise. The tide will be lower by then too.

    June 11, 2013

  • Rich

    Here is a tutorial to give ideas:

    http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/how-to-create-an-awesome-see-through-water-horse-in-photoshop/

    We can use some stock image type splashes, but it would be more fun to create some of our own (and realistic if the light on the water matches the model. Fast shutter speeds and canon balls!

    June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So we're not wanting the model to really show, just to use her shape?

      June 6, 2013

    • Rich

      No, it's just to give an idea on one way to turn something to water, what I am thinking is having the models skin tone more of a blue color and have only the hands and feet go from skin to water (maybe the hair too, depending on how the image looks before editing)

      June 6, 2013

  • Rich

    What we need:
    Possibly additional models

    Possibly a makeup artist

    Possibly someone to do the hair

    A table / some other method that can be used to walk on in the water (adjustable height / paint to match water color?)

    A good location and time (possibly magic island in the back or possibly another enclosed beach at low tide

    People that love playing with Photoshop and want to get creative with the images (I will definately also be doing this, but could be fun for other people to try as well)


    Possibly a private infinity pool???


    Who can help with which areas of what we need?

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Rich

    Hey folks,

    Check out a youtube video on turning people into water for one idea for a final look for hands and feet (imo). Here is what we have so far and what we need:

    What we have:
    Ideas for look we want to go for:
    1. Woman with legs or feet semi translucent walking on the water (or possibly hands too)
    2. Woman standing on the beach, near the water with a dress made of water (2 shots needed, first is with bikini second with semi see through dress that can be turned into a water look in photoshop) looks like dress is soaking up the water surrounding her. Could be a mermaid cut dress or other.

    2 potential models (if timing etc. works) (we should play it safe and go for 4 total, we should be able to work them all in or if there are any no shows, still be ok)

    Photographers

    A date to do the shoot

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wow what an awesome concept! how will you guys choose who does what element?

    June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think for my own personal "portfolio," I'm going to try to get involved in each of these shoots, even if my photos are not included in the final product. Also, I have just signed up for a makeup artistry class, so if anyone is interested, I can use the practice!!

      June 4, 2013

    • Rich

      We could do the shoot in the afternoon, as long as we can get the lighting and location right. I think we should keep the date, but just do the water theme for now.

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool idea! Just to note, the text says to shoot June 15, but the meetup is scheduled for June 22. I would suggest ala moana as the location for this. The rocks there form a great barrier to keep it generally waveless, and the sandy bottom I believe gives the color you're wanting. Long blue dress sounds beautiful. If doing water, maybe even a mermaid cut...? Or a train that flows out and blends into the water? As in the model could be walking just on the edge of the water, and photoshop blend the train into the water.

    June 2, 2013

    • Rich

      I can picture what you are saying. That would look mean!!!! something long, you can see through but also has enough opacity to work with in Photoshop??? What is a mermaid cut?

      June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mermaid cut is tight-fitting until about the knees, then flares widely, like a mermaid fin. http://www.bridaldres...­

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Kevin F.

    Hey guys, for that walking on water shot that we were talking about, this video may help...they stole our idea and did it pretty much exactly like we discussed :)
    http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/walking-on-water-photo-shoot/

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Barbie E.

      Yea pretty much what we all discussed

      June 2, 2013

  • Rich

    Forgot to add on what we need:
    At least 2 separate ideas for the end result desired (one we had today was having the model walking on water wearing a long blue dress)

    1 · June 2, 2013

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