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Photo Shoot :- From planning to execution [Part 2]

Back for day 2 of the planning to execution of a photo shoot series. Today, we’re going to look at what I put together and send out to the entire team. I also have this and update it or add any information I need as the day approaches. Read through, and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

I got the original template for this from another photographer called Sans Talbot, who is based out of Austin Texas. Anyway, feel free to modify it to suit your needs. The lesson here is that proper planning is needed to keep things as productive as possible.

The shoot was supposed to involve a female model who couldn’t make it on the day so I had to change the story slightly on the day. You should always leave room for some surprises and be ready to improvise.


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Project Title: Street Fight



This is an un-commissioned photo shoot to show the raw and animal side of humans.

Images should depict the violence in a graphic but not shocking way. The aim is for the viewer to be comfortable looking at the images and find them aesthetically pleasing. The mood of the images should be set using location and light.


Project Description:

The shoot narrates the story of a chance encounter between 3 strangers. 2 men and one beautiful woman. She catches the eye of both men and in a bid to decide who gets her they get into a street fight.

Traditional kick-boxing meets street fighting in an extreme and brutal way.

Both male models are geared up to fight and rather than use regular boxing gloves or bandages, their arms are wrapped in cotton ropes. On some carefully staged scenes, pieces of bottles will be attached to the knuckles of the boxers for an even bizarre and extreme look.

The female is strong and fashionable. Watching the fight with a look of slight enjoyment on her face at some moments.

Interaction between male models and female model should be present. (Direct line of sight and showmanship is important.)

There should also be a group scene with people taking bets and watching the fight. With an aim to include people dressed in various styles and classes.



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Reference Images and Ideas:


reference images collected online for photo shoot not all shot by me.



1 Female Model: Cancelled.
5’10 and taller.

2 Male Models: Mun Dhariwal & Conan

6’ and above.
One clean cut and one rougher looking.

Model Requirements & Nudity level:


Should be comfortable posing with models of same and opposite sex.

Model Release Required.


Wardrobe and Look:

Fighters to wear suits and change into street / gym clothes.

Female model is to be elegantly dressed.

Hair & Make up:

Blood / special effects make up.


Location Address


Sunday, August 22,2010

Call Time : 10am – 6pm.


TFP. (Time for Pictures)

Photographer will make a selection of no less than 3 images to be retouched and delivered to models.



As always, questions and comments are welcome.

Have a lovely week. See you next week.


To see the resulting images from this shoot please click to view the “FIGHT CLUB” Series in SPORTS & FITNESS section of my PORTFOLIO.
You can also download a pdf copy of the production file “HERE


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