SHOOTING IDUNA by JAMES
Shooting the Goddess Iduna was one of the more relaxing shots of the tour. We were in Belgium in the area of Eifel which is part of the national forest. The task really was to find a suitable location and guess what – we had to find it while the model Ivana Miss Croatia and finalist in Miss World was getting ready. A last moment thought again!
To fit in with the style mystical fashion, we had to create a type of ethereal effect with light, I didn’t really want mist everywhere, I wanted it to be believable and although not quite fashion, I wanted a fashionable look. Using a single light source on the model and one side light this was created. A generator was used to power the Creo 1200 pack.
The main problem facing the team was Marco the client, he was being really specific about the angle and how the bird should move and where the wings should really be for the final picture. To cover this we shot a complete range of images documenting the whole composition just in case. We needed to get the bird almost ready to take flight.