By SID RANE
A lifestyle photo shoot in Orange County for a leading fashion brand in the California heat wave was my most recent fashion photography adventure.
While being in California blesses you with pleasant weather in the winter months, the flip side can be insanely blazing summers.
Sometimes, the heat can be very unforgiving and makes it such a challenge to do an outdoor photo shoot.
This summer, we were busy doing a lifestyle photo shoot in Orange County for a leading fashion brand that required some shots in outdoor and indoor locations for their 2018 fall/winter collection.
“Coincidentally, our lifestyle photo shoot happened to be on the same day California faced the biggest heat wave of the season. “
So, let’s bring on the heat!
We began the lifestyle photo shoot indoors while the crew was still fresh.
We had to cover 4 looks in 3-4 locations.
“The greatest challenge you face when shooting in extremely hot weather is that you need to take your shots before your model’s make-up melts! “
That means you need to take your shots real quick whether it is indoors or outdoors.
If you ever find yourself doing a photo shoot in such blazing heat, do ensure you have the entire shoot well- conceptualized in your mind because time is not really going to be on your side.
Of course, we had coolers and fans all over the place and enough fluids to ensure the entire crew was hydrated…
But you still feel for your model because she faces the greatest challenge as she is the one who has to wear winter clothes in the unbearable heat and not to mention the make-up.
We had to keep going indoors and coming out to shoot because it was impossible to stand out in the open for long.
Then, we alternated between the indoor and outdoor shots so the heat wouldn’t suck out all our energy.
The heat can tire you faster than you expect and you get this feeling that it is blowing your brains out!
Lucky for us, we were able to complete the task at hand although this did turn out to be one of the most exhausting days at work.
Some of the images of a lifestyle photo shoot in Orange County
I guess dealing with difficult situations makes you wiser and much more self- confident as a fashion photographer.
Hanging in there and finishing your task has its own perks!..
The Team for the Lifestyle Photo Shoot in Orange County:
Model: Taylor Page from Willow Model Management
Hair & Make-up: Mana Afshar from Makeupartistmana
Stylist: Irma Gomez