I did only 3 modelshoots in past : an abandoned village (great memories), a studio workshop about modelphotography (nice learning the details), in an abandonned open air monastery (small fee).
I'm very satisfied with these shoots, on the other side i'm a bit worried that my next shoots will be less good, modelphotographers probably also have a bad days sometimes
I must admit I'm cheating a bit, always picking good looking women so that half of my pics are good allready
For the rest I followed a lot of interesting youtube workshops of great photographers.
I invested in the best portrait lenses, a strobist set, beautydish, even model accesories and I collected a list with nice models and tfcd mua's.
So i'm ready to start with glamour/fashionshoots on tfcd base.
My main photography was urban exploring in team and we where picky about nice locations, in my shoots I always wanted the model & location both in the picture.
But for modelphotography you have to concentrate mainly on your model, I still have to learn to be less picky chosing outdoor locations.
Urban locations are superb, but the nicest ones are too risky, paying to hire castles is a bit early, I still have to do a lot of fieldwork to gain more experience.
I know a wedding photographer that says background is not important, as you shoot mostly wide open.
-With which locations did you start or what type of outdoor locations are your favorite ?
-You all probably go early or late, not for the light only but also to avoid as much tourists so that everyone feels comfortable?
-A lot of photographers simply shoot in the woods, don't you find this too simple ?
I definitely will do a shoot in the woods, but it's not really autumn yet, the leaves are still to green, the brown/warm colours are better.
Maybe i'll have a look at panoramio to find more tips...