If you are someone that works in the creative sector, then it is likely that you have spent the last couple of years in a state of unrest. Life has been very unsure for performers and creative individuals, as to be able to do the jobs they usually have to have an audience or at least work with someone.
However, thanks to the government rules that were put in place to protect us all, a lot of creative practices were forced to close. This meant that you were not allowed to go and see a play, see a concert, get a tattoo, or be involved in a photography shoot.
Now that the rules are easing, people that work in creative sectors are once again able to go to work and do the job that they love. However, people are still about conscious about being so close to people in the current climate and so this means that more intimate creative jobs are suffering.
If you are someone that works in photography, then it is likely that you have had much fewer clients than usual over the last few months and people are still a bit worried about being in a confined space with someone.
Now that the sun is coming out, you will be excited to know that you have the opportunity to get more clients by taking pictures outdoors. Not many photographers enjoy taking pictures outdoors for a number of reasons. First of all, the elements can be unpredictable and you never know whether or not a day is going to be right for pictures.
Secondly, when you take photographs indoors you have full control of what the lighting is like so you can get the best possible results from your photographs, and when you go outside you have to work with natural lighting, so it can be unfamiliar territory. If you have never taken pictures outside and you are not sure what kind of setup you need, here is a bit of insight on how to set up the perfect outdoor photography space.
Make Sure You Have OverHead Protection
If you are taking pictures outside, it is likely that you will want to make the most of the outdoor appearance and really embrace nature in all of your pictures. For this reason, it may be silly to use something like a gazebo, as this will take away from the natural look of your images.
However, something that you have to take into account is that nature can be unpredictable and there are a lot of things that can disturb your photographs. For example, it could be very windy and this could disrupt your model or even blow away some props.
It may also start to randomly rain and this comes with its own problems such as equipment damage and shoots disruption. You will be glad to know that there is a solution if this possibly happens.
First of all, you can buy a gazebo. What you may not know is that gazebos usually have the option to take the sides off. This means that if you still want to get the natural environment into your pictures, you can take off a side of the gazebo and just have the space above you protected.
If it is incredibly windy, you can keep the sides on the gazebo and just have the back exposed. As a photographer, you will be familiar with camera trickery and so you will know exactly how to keep your model protected, all while making it appear as though you are using nothing at all.
Make Sure Your Environment Looks Good
If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you may wish to set up your photography space outside in your garden. This just makes sense as it means that you do not have to carry your possessions back and forth from a different location and you can take last-minute photography appointments whenever you feel like it.
Because it is your garden, there is no escaping that your garden will look kind of used. However, you can make sure that it looks presentable enough for you to be able to take pictures. If your garden has been quite neglected for a while, I would recommend that you hire a landscaper to clean it up and make sure that it is ready for photographs. Finding the right landscaper can be quite difficult, it is important to use a company with good reviews, as this will let you know whether or not the company offers a quality service.
As well as having your garden landscaped, it may be worth spending some money to get your garden professionally cleaned. When you take a picture, you want the main focus of your picture to be the model that you are taking pictures of but it is easy for people to pay attention to the little details and any mess that they may see in the pictures.
You don’t necessarily have to get a professional to clean your garden, but you do have to make sure that you do a thorough job and have the tools to make sure that it is done right. I would recommend stocking up on some of your basic garden necessities such as a powerful hose and sheering equipment that will come in handy with pruning later on.