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May 28, 2015 14:01 |  #1

Hi there,

I am looking into doing models in milk bath type of shoot, but running into unexpected issue that has to do with location...

I could always do it in the studio setting with the plastic kid pool, but that would mean I would not be able to show the bathtub, with I think adds to it...

Any thoughts on the subject?
maybe I can rent a spa room somewhere or something....


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May 28, 2015 19:10 |  #2

Is there any reason to limit yourself to a plastic kids pool for the project if you do it in studio? How about tracking down an old clawfoot tub, or large wooden tub (Look around online and you can even find plans to build one if you're comfortable around a workshop), and putting it in a temp setup? Plumb in a spigot and hose to the drain for safety and ease of working. But seriously, don't rely on just a plug in the drain, because odds are it will get knocked out if you don't have anything else plumbed in, and will hold perfectly when you do.


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May 28, 2015 19:30 |  #3

that's sounds expensive and I don't think the studio space I rent would be all that happy with that approach, but thanks for the suggestion.


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May 29, 2015 01:41 |  #4

Rent a hotel room instead of a studio




  
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May 29, 2015 15:12 |  #5

Just an aside but relevant to the concept. Before you plunk down a bunch of cash on the moo juice for your project it may be a good idea to do some test shots.

Had a colleague do some "milk images" years ago with his 'Blad, a whole series of still lifes. While I don't recall what he ultimately used, the fat content of the milk was important to the result he got.

Skim was way too thin under the lights, looked pale & watered down. High test, 4%, homogenized, whatever, while more opaque, had a yellow cast to it from the higher fat content. He may have settled for 2%.

B&W, no issues. Colour, might be.

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May 29, 2015 15:46 as a reply to  @ FeXL's post |  #6

Oh I don't think I would be using actual milk... it cannot be good for health and may even lead to yeast infection for the model. I have not started messing with this just yet, but its my understanding that some kind of acrylic water based paint that uses zinc oxide for the white coloring would be a way to go about recreating milk look. It costs much less than actual milk and its safe for skin. I will make sure to update this post if people are interested....


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May 29, 2015 15:47 |  #7

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Rent a hotel room instead of a studio

That's the type of idea I was looking for!! perfect!


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Jun 03, 2015 23:05 |  #8

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Just an aside but relevant to the concept. Before you plunk down a bunch of cash on the moo juice for your project it may be a good idea to do some test shots.

Had a colleague do some "milk images" years ago with his 'Blad, a whole series of still lifes. While I don't recall what he ultimately used, the fat content of the milk was important to the result he got.

Skim was way too thin under the lights, looked pale & watered down. High test, 4%, homogenized, whatever, while more opaque, had a yellow cast to it from the higher fat content. He may have settled for 2%.

B&W, no issues. Colour, might be.

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Consider titanium oxide or at least milk powder

Buying real milk in bathtub volumes is a waste.


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Jun 04, 2015 00:19 |  #9

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That's the type of idea I was looking for!! perfect!

Do need pics of you checking-in with a pallet load of milk. Or paint, for that matter.

Some hotels have rooms with spa tubs. Of course you wouldn't want to run the spa and would need to rinse it out afterwards, but these are usually located in a corner of the main hotel room instead of in a small and cramped bathroom. Gives you extra space for lights and camera. Honeymoon suites and getaway hotels are pretty good bets for this.

Along the same lines you can rent a portable hot tub or spa in many places. Put it outside your house and have a party.

Don't forget the chocolate chip cookies and a big tip for housekeeping.


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Jun 04, 2015 12:44 as a reply to  @ bumpintheroad's post |  #10

That last post was all in all hilarious...


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Jun 04, 2015 13:29 |  #11

If you have an outdoor location, a half wine barrel (used) from a plant nursery or a big hardware store that caters to gardeners makes a picturesque tub.


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Dec 25, 2015 14:03 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #12

If you actually use white latex paint and 1 gallon mixes into alot of water and loOKs just like milk


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Dec 29, 2015 10:28 |  #13

I was thinking of doing a shoot of this type, but thought of using various colored water to add to the look, or just Gel the strobes.

My idea was to buy 4 2x10x10's, screw them together to make a giant square, then add a big piece of rubber liner to make a small pool that could be filled with which ever liquid you want how ever deep you want. My thought was only about 4-6 inches deep to all the body to only be partially covered. This could be filled up to the edges to allow the model to be completely covered, but lying safely on the bottom.

Set this up in your garage or in a barn, and it would be pretty cool. Add multiple strobes and the outcome could be fantastic


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Jan 28, 2016 12:41 as a reply to  @ EveryMilesAMemory's post |  #14

That is a very interesting idea!! I really like it as it can be made portable and affordable. Can bring that into a studio, fill it up and shoot on location. Thanks for the tip!!!


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