Photography Shoot Plan
It makes it even more difficult not knowing the places you want to shoot by name
and only knowing them by remembering seeing them before as living in the
Cambridge area helps.
The shoot has been planned so that I could walk around all the tourist areas of the
college. This was done because often tourist areas are the locations where you can
get some good shots of you subject. Also the brief is explicitly stating that it is
about the Cambridge colleges so I don't want to find some unknown location and
take cryptic photos of my subject. I want Cambridge University to be instantly
recognisable from the first image.
I knew before hand photoshop processing would be needed to really bring out the
best bits of each photo I take due to the very limiting equipment I have to use.
I definitely want a wide-shot of the college courtyard as this is one that I know
will turn out exactly how I want it to turn out in my head.
The colleges are quite busy locations, frequented by tourists and students, so the
very nature of the shoot is not one where I can set up a tripod and custom set a
preference on the camera. It has to be a fast paced shoot with only limited time to
set up and frame each image correctly before allowing people to spoil the setup.
Even now I know some images will have people in as the location is just to busy
to keep tourists out of.
I know that low angle shots will provide a good image due to the fact the a low
angle shot will help capture and enhance the large features and tall structures of
I also know that I want to get a dutch angle into the mix. Theres something about
this camera angle that I really like. The very unsettling nature of the angle, often
used in horror films, mixes well with the strong and overpowering features of the