Little Girl in a Dress (ends December 10)

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  • #34909

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    ASSIGNMENT:
    • Purpose: Hi, my name is Caitlin, and my sister and I are starting up an online modest clothing store for Australian women and girls.
    • Request: We need a photo of a little girl to use on the home page of our website for the little/young girls clothing category.
    • Specifics: We’re going for a professional, stock-quality image of a girl between the ages of 5-10 (roughly) in a skirt or dress. Ideally, we’d like her face to be in the image, though it is not necessary (don’t let us wanting a face in the image put you off shooting for this assignment!). A signed minor model release must be provided if your photo has been chosen.
    • Outfit Specifications: We’d like the outfit to be feminine and pretty! The skirt/dress should be at least a couple of inches below the knee and have a high neckline. Please, no sleeveless tops or maxi-skirts or maxi-dresses. It would be nice if you did up her hair, put a bracelet on, a cardigan etc. to make it look like she’s dressed up and in her best clothes.
    • Orientation: Must be vertical!
    • Mood: We’d really like it to be taken outdoors. Think bright, vibrant colours, airy, light, cheerful, happy. 🙂 Also, we’re Aussies, so bear in mind that we don’t want anything too American, like Stars and Stripes. 😉
    • How to Submit:
    1) Upload original or DNG files to this link.
    2) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic if you would like them to be critiqued.
    • Remuneration: Members of The Click will be paid $7/submission if chosen.
    • Terms: If your photo is chosen, you grant Caitlin unlimited permission to use and publish your picture under the typical Royalty Free license. The photographer still retains full rights to the chosen submission.
    • Deadline: Midnight Wednesday, December 10 (updated from the 5th).

    PHOTO CRITIQUE:
    Mark your calendars! The photos submitted for this assignment will be up for critique on the December 11 webinar.

    #34913

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Here’s a Minor Model Release you can use if you do not already have one.

    @creative-click-photography, do you have a Minor Model Release that you would prefer folks to use?

    #34928

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography, a few questions:
    – Do you have preference as far as pose goes? (sitting, standing, any props, etc.)
    – Are you looking for more of a close-up shot or something with more space, including the scenery?
    – Oh, and speaking of scenery, do you have preferences of scenic background? A lake or pond? an open field? trees?

    …No Stars and Stripes? Now that’s going to be a challenge 😉 Haha!

    #34937

    Logan Lamar
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography,
    Please remember that your backgrounds might be a little more fall-winter themed from those of us in the Northern Hemisphere as well… keep that in mind.

    #34938

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography, do you have a Minor Model Release that you would prefer folks to use?

    @jamesstaddon, we didn’t have one worked out yet, so we’ll use that. Thanks! 🙂

    #34940

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @bennett-family
    Thanks for your interest in our request, Lydia! Good questions. 🙂

    – Do you have preference as far as pose goes? (sitting, standing, any props, etc.)

    We were thinking a standing pose with a bit of movement. More of a candid feel. She could be leaning against a tree, not looking directly at the camera (though she can be!), laughing, etc. We’ve attached an example shot. It could be something sorta like this (don’t feel like you have to replicate it, but we would like to see this pose along with others!), but with more of a vibrant, airy feel. Hmm. . . what types of props were you meaning?

    – Are you looking for more of a close-up shot or something with more space, including the scenery?

    More of a close up, but we want it to be a full length photo from head to toe! 😉 Don’t go out of your way to showcase the scenery.

    – Oh, and speaking of scenery, do you have preferences of scenic background? A lake or pond? an open field? trees?

    No lakes or ponds, please! In the example photo, there’s a tree which is fine, but we’d prefer an open field in the background. Something simple and bright.

    In the near future, we’ll most likely be requesting more images with little girls for promotional things, such as website banners, emails, blog posts etc. So, if you like, on your photo-shoot go ahead and be creative with props, photos of landscape orientation, the girl doing different activities etc. as these will be images we might be able to use at some point in the future, just not for this specific assignment.

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    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @loganlamar

    Please remember that your backgrounds might be a little more fall-winter themed from those of us in the Northern Hemisphere as well… keep that in mind.

    Yes, we’d thought about that! Since it’s not a weather based image as such, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem, unless there’s snow in the background. We don’t want something that looks too winterish. Thanks for mentioning it! 🙂

    #34957

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography
    Thanks for those answers, Caitlin!

    Hmm. . . what types of props were you meaning?

    I didn’t necessarily have anything specific in mind yet, I just wanted to throw it out there so I can plan better, and have a better idea of what you’re picturing. I guess like, a basket? or a flower? or a violin? 😀

    #34996

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @bennett-family

    I guess like, a basket? or a flower? or a violin? 😀

    Good ideas! A flower would work, but we don’t want anything too big, like a violin. Though that could be a neat idea for a future assignment. 🙂 (We’re both violin lovers, too!)

    BTW, you know how we said about doing a full length picture. We thought more about that since, and it probably doesn’t actually have to be a totally full length picture. We just want it to be more than a portrait. 🙂

    As you can tell, we don’t have any one idea cemented in. We’ve very open different poses etc. So, try some of the things that we’ve mentioned, and then go ahead and be creative with other ideas, too! We might decide on something else once we see what everyone comes up with. Feel free to ask us any other questions if you have them! Happy photo taking. 🙂

    #35229

    Mia D
    Participant

    Hey Y’all! These are some photos I took this afternoon.
    It has been raining a lot here, so getting bright happy photos has been hard and I’ve had to do a lot of editing!:)
    I plan to take some more next time we have a bright sunny day.:)
    I have one question: Do y’all have a preference for which side of the photo the girl is standing on?
    MIA

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    #35240

    Mia D
    Participant

    Lol! I also had to edit some cars on the highway behind the pics out of most all the pictures! Lol!

    #35256

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @mia

    Thanks so much (to you and your model!) for taking the time to shoot our assignment! It was exciting to look at your submissions. 🙂 You’re very creative! It’s cool to think that someone on the other side of the world was taking pictures for us!

    Good for you getting out there and giving it a go despite the weather. We definitely would like to see some of your shots on a bright, sunny day – if you get good weather!

    Do y’all have a preference for which side of the photo the girl is standing on?

    We have to have photos that are vertical to suit the website. We would prefer her to be more central – less background and more her as the focus.

    We like how you’ve chosen a more simple background. It would be good if you could make sure the road railing wasn’t in the pic – just something to keep in mind!

    We really like it when the background is blurred and just the subject is in focus – which is what we’re after! Next time if you bring her forward quite a bit from the brown grass (as opposed to right up against it) that should make it out of focus.

    We like image .6374. You could give that pose another go, but shoot it vertical, have her pulled away from the grass and smiling, looking at the camera? Just an idea! Sorry for all the comments. 🙂

    Thanks again so much! 😀 We appreciate your work.

    #35278

    Mia D
    Participant

    @Caitlin copton
    Thank you for the info!
    We have a park not far up t road from us, so I’ll head up there and try shooting some more! 😀

    #35398

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @mia

    That would be great! Happy shooting!

    #35435

    Logan Lamar
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography,
    I understand why you’d want full rights to an image under the royalty free license—but I’m a bit concerned (healthy attitude on the net). Is this ONLY going on your clothing website and nothing else? I think that probably should be part of the agreement (because if I submit a photo of my little sister, I don’t think I want her all over the Internet).

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