CanonYouCan wrote in post #18088459
I would love to use my 50 Art & 85 1.2L but too much of the building would dissapear, those bokehlicious lenses are great to erase background like in nature, citylights in the evening,...
It's no paid work, just a hobby, so i'm going to experiment with 24-70 2.8LI & 70-200 2.8LII
I want to have both on the picture, but mostly the model.
Shots are mixed, fullbody, halfbody, headshots.
Time of the day is in the morning.
Lightning is a softbox.
For the time being, forget about cameras and forget about lenses. The first thing you need to do is visualize (in your head) what it is you want in your images. Take someone with you to play the part of the model (forgetting any costume at this time). Find parts of the buildings that intrigue you. Imagine what the model could be wearing and/or doing and get your helper to stand in where you think would work out. Move yourself around while viewing the scene you've set up. Use your hand or cardboard cutouts to frame the "image" you are looking at. Once you have an image created in your mind, make notes and/or sketches for future reminders including where you were positioned while looking at your "picture". You may wind up with several ideas for different images, so make sure you've documented them all.
Now, you can take you camera to the spot where you were looking at your scene from and find what focal length(s) you can use to frame the image(s) the way you imagined it (them) in your experimental setup(s).
The next thing to do is consider other things such as lighting - both natural and artificial. Again, document what you think you'll need for each setup. For natural light, document what time of day (and time of year) and what weather conditions you'll want. Then figure out what additional lighting you may need (and, for example, what helpers you may need to control the lights in breezy conditions, what portable power systems you may need, etc.).
You could experiment with your camera even before you get your real model in costume to see what works for you. This will be a learning process. Just do the basic learning before dealing with the final model and costuming. This way, you'll know what you are doing when it's time to make the "real" images and you'll feel a lot more comfortable making final choices then.
P.S. - Don't forget to get permission from the building/property owners to work on their property and around their buildings. Do this before showing up to do even your experimental work.