Work in Progress: Tree Surgeon Promotional Shoot

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: April 1, 2013

Category: General

Hey Folks,

Hope you’re enjoying the extra long weekend.

Been up to much or making the most of the time to relax?

Me? Last Friday I was on location photographing a local Tree Surgeon (Morgan Rees) for his new promotional material.

I’ll be posting the final image later this week including a walk through and some of the planning and preparation but just to give you a sneak peek…

Mood boards
I’ve mentioned mood boards and how much of a big deal they are for helping with a photo shoot a few times before; I use them all the time be it for a personal project or a commission.

Creating a mood board and then discussing it with Morgan before the shoot meant that on the day we were ready from the off; we knew exactly where we were shooting, what tree we were going to be using, the direction I would be shooting from, the equipment we needed and so it goes on…

The sole purpose of this shoot was to produce just one final picture and that’s what I’ll be finishing off later today.

The idea which you can probably see from the mood board is to make it look as though Morgan is a lot higher than he really was on the day of the photo shoot; although if I’m honest it felt high enough to me 🙂

As for the backdrop ordinarily I shoot my own backgrounds but because of the time of year the tree’s are pretty much naked at the moment so it meant heading over to a stock site for some greenery; in this case iStockphoto.

I’ll post a walk through of this photo shoot in a little while but for now that’s all from me for today so enjoy the rest of the Easter break and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,

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  1. Mark Imhof

    Ohhhhh this one looks like a fun one, looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Have a great Day.

    • Glyn

      Cheers Mark 🙂

  2. Jonathan Thompson

    Excellent example of how composites can be amazing for commercial work. Promotional material can come in so many different looks. Very interested in how you finish this.

    Great work Glyn…. Oh by the way, do you use a particular software or APP for mood boards? I’ve been using Pinterest for a couple of up coming projects, but I’d like more options. You’ve probably posted about this before, sorry if I’m going over old ground.

    JT 🙂

    • Glyn

      I use ‘Moodboard’ for iPhone/iPad…works really well 🙂

  3. DaveT

    Nice one Glyn, mind you, I didn’t realise that we had trees as big as that, it must be because your further south 😉

    Looks a great composite in the making, really looking forward to seeing the ensuing walk-through/tutorial.

    • Glyn

      DaveT…Let’s just say I’m glad we don’t ave trees that big 🙂 lol

  4. David Kelly

    As JT says it should be an interesting composite to see finalised – look forward to it.
    Hope it wasn’t too woobly in the cherry picker with that wind!


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