Ok, I'm a newbie when it comes to photography, and I'm like a sponge trying to absorb everything I can
It's a bit of a novel, and I thank you in advance for taking the time to read
I bought ToBy (my D60) in order to complete a project in 2012.
I am a Face and Body Artist based in Queensland. I am very passionate about what I do, and I wanted to find a way to share my love of bodypainting and an important message with young women. This is in no way a sexual or provocative project, and there will be no nudity.
I would like to inspire women through my artwork to find their inner wings and remember that they have within themselves the strength, the confidence and the passion to follow their dreams and aim for the stars.
Because I believe that "Every Girl is Born to Fly"
There will be approximately 15 finished artworks, each one containing a different winged creature painted on a model and representing a different character trait. For example
The Eagle for Confidence, Courage and Determination
The Owl for Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding
Pegasus for Independence, Individuality and Freedom
Each of the artworks will also be representative of the model and their story. There will be an exhibition at a local art gallery to display and hopefully sell some of the pieces, with a portion of the proceeds going to Layne Beachley's im for the Stars Foundation.
The thing is, this project is my baby, and subsequently I would like to be the one to produce each image from the painting to the photography
I have been having a browse, and trying to learn as much as I can However I am unsure whether I should purchase items like umbrellas, soft boxes, backdrops etc of if I really need them at all?? Most of the images will be shot indoors, and will need to be either in front of a plain backdrop of some sort or against a canvas that I have also painted. I don't have a massive budget, as I spent quite a bit on ToBy
Your thoughts would be much appreciated