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How To Prepare The Scene For Your Spring Photo Shoot

Spring has finally sprung, and you know what that means! It’s time to bust out your favorite outfits and designs and get the cameras rolling! After a long winter cooped up in doors we’re all anxious to get outside and soak up some wonderful sunshine. While it will likely be bright and on the warmer side, you’re probably going to notice a few things about the scenery. It’s just been through a long, cold period with potentially a lot of precipitation, so you may have to take a few extra measures to make sure the scene is perfect for your shoot. Let’s quickly go over some of the main points to watch out for.

Be On The Lookout For Mud

The winter can often bring a lot of precipitation, much of it in the form of snow. This combined with the fact that the ground often freezes solid means that the soil tends to retain a lot of water. As the temperature starts to rise this will begin to evaporate into the atmosphere and restore a more stable balance, but unfortunately here in the spring that means that there is the potential for an awful lot of soggy turf and mud. This can lead to dirty shoes and unstable grounds – not to mention an absolute nightmare for heels! Keep this in mind as you scope out a locale for your shoot, and if you can avoid muddy turf that is absolutely the best way to go. Sometimes this simply isn’t an option, and in these cases you’ll have to get creative. You can often make use of an area rug or similar if you in a bind.

Make The Surfaces Shine

Likewise, all of that built up snow is going to retain all kinds of dirt and debris and leave a coating on any surfaces until either you make an effort to remove it or the surfaces have seen several solid rains. If you are planning to shoot anywhere that has brilliant rocks, large spans of concrete, or even building facades with siding you’d be best to make sure it is bright, shining, and clean before you get started. There is no better way to remedy the situation than with a pressure washer, this is exactly what they’re made for. If you’re running a photography or modeling business, they’re a tool you simply can’t operate without for exactly this reason. You’ll want to find something that is the right size and strength for this purpose, and you can read more about them to find a good fit. They aren’t too expensive, and the payoff will be huge if it means for higher raw footage. Remember, filters can do a world of miracles to pictures, but the better the starting material the better the finished product. As the old saying goes, you can’t polish a turd.

Cleanup Dead Foliage and Plant Debris

Plants will often seem a bit weathered this time of year, and you’ll see a lot of dead leaves from when the plants were fully grown before the cold season. You may also see quite a bit of fallen leaves that were not cleaned up before the bad weather came. The plants themselves will likely be quite small still, but you can make them look much better by going in and removing all of this brown, dead debris before you get on with the shoot. It’s a bit of work but you’ll find that most of the debris comes up quite easily. Just bring a pair of garden trimmers to help with any of the tougher branches. You’ll be amazed how much of a difference this can make in bringing life to your shoot, and once you’ve put it into action it’s a technique that you can’t live without.

So that’s it ladies, these few tips should get you well on your way for preparing the perfect outdoor scene for your next photo shoot. Now onto the important stuff. What are you going to wear? What colors are hot this season. Who are you going to rep? We’d love to hear from you, let us know what you think!

Rockstar Fashion

Current Rockstar fashion is taking a turn back to the nineties. Iconic pieces like overalls and hoop earrings are making a comeback with just a little bit of a modernized twist. Find out how to rock old favorites in a fresh way to fit in with the rock scene these days.

Accessories

Choker necklace styles are hot throughout the rock scene. “Tattoo” style plastic chokers in classic black and all sorts of other hues are popular, particularly paired with longer necklaces and pendants. This necklace stacking technique creates a three dimensional display right over an edgy top. Ribbon, velvet, and small charms are also hits in the choker realm.

Hoops are back. Large, metallic circles adorn different music stars’ lobes as they perform, just like they did several decades ago. Silver, gold, and rhinestone patterns alike are making their way into celeb rock scenes across the US.

Scrunchies in solids, patterns, textures, and different widths are entering back into play in the rock scene. While scrunchies are practical in that they are less likely to break hair than elastics, they also add a touch of pizzazz. Nineties style scrunchies are the perfect way for rock musicians, male and female alike, to keep locks out of their faces while jamming out.

Tops

Crops are everything. Rather than cropped tanks, tees and sweaters are getting the hack job and being worn to show off midriffs with flared jeans or high-waisted “mom jeans.” Crops with graphic images, slogans, and characters from various shows are gaining popularity, as are different knits with bold stripes. Some are neutral while others boast bold, bright colors. Basic black is always a hit, regardless of rock venue.

Bottoms

Overalls are making a comeback. According to our friends at Pickup Plug, lead guitarists are once again rockin’ it out with one shoulder strap unbuckled. Corduroy, basic black, patterned, and cutoff, these classic bottoms are being paired with crops, turtlenecks, and all sorts of other tops to create nineties-inspired masterpieces.

Flared jeans are coming back to life. While skinnies are a classic, super cigarette style jeans are fading while larger hems are making their way back to the scene. Washes in light, dark, and medium are flooding stages everywhere in lots of different distressed patterns. Wait for the patches and sequins to make appearances and the good old 1990’s will reign again in all their glory.

Shoes

Platforms, Birks, Chucks, Mary Janes, and basic pool slides are all making their way back into the fashion scene for rock musicians. Platforms extend all the way from heels to sneakers to oxfords. Different shoes adopt chunky, rubber soles with different levels of traction to make a statement all their own. Birkenstocks take on different forms of sandals to appeal to a wide variety of aesthetic tastes. Chuck Taylors are the epitome of a classic sneaker; black is perfect for a rock concert. Mary Janes may fall into the platform category or come with a skinnier sole, depending on the particular style. Perhaps pool slides are donned after the concert to give feet a break from the grind.

Accessories, tops, bottoms, and shoes are all fair game for the nineties trend as it returns to the rock music scene. Enjoy this blast from the past while it lasts; soon another trend will be taking over for US rockstars.

The Latest Trends for Women!

Fashion trends are constantly emerging. Most of us want to stay relevant and ensure that we are staying on top of the newest trends. This article will outline some of the newest hot fashions that are out there and allow you to make sure your wardrobe is fresh and up to date.

All Red

The fashion industry has become captivated by this fiery color recently. Gone are the days where people are saying that less is more. The new trend is more is more! Using this bold color from head to toe has become a top trend setter. This trend is also appears to be staying for the near future so feel free to bulk up on your dresses, jackets, pants, and shirts in all red!

 

Funky Statement Suits

Women’s fashion is now funky and with fun patterns. Feel free to break out those suits that have fun patterns that make a statement. These new funky statement suits have fun colors that are making statements or patterns that we haven’t seen wore before. Make your statement women, these suits are in it for the long haul.

Hats Galore

Hats have made a comeback. In the latest trends, women are breaking out their boy hats and their berets. Be careful though not every hat has made a comeback. You want to make sure that you are staying away from the wide-brimmed or the fedoras that may have been in fashion before. Instead, go for a solid black hat that has an edgy look. Try out a new leather hat or one with a retro look and see what it adds to your outfit!

Bold Accessories

While some of the accessories have died out, bold accessories seem to be lingering around in the latest fashion trends. One of the top trends are bold earrings. These earrings include wearing large chandelier looking earrings to huge hoops. Another bold accessory are sunglasses. Fashionistas are now accessorizing with large, colored, odd-shaped sunglasses. Feel free to pull out those glimmer heart shape sunglasses. They are funky and fun and fashion loves them! Bold accessories have made a comeback both for the day and nighttime fashion trends so play around with both.

Floral

That’s right ladies! We are bringing back the 60’s floral again. Ready to get retro and pull out your inner 60’s look? Now is your chance. This trend is no longer for the couch that you see at the resale shop, instead it has made its debut back onto your dresses, pants, and shirts. Go wild and live a little and add some floral to your new wardrobe. You won’t be sorry!