An exciting location does half of the work for an artist. If you are used to getting inspired equally by garbage and a palace, then there is no need to worry. All you have to do is ENJOY!
When I reach a new location, I start observing it with eyes of my lenses, trying to see it from my point of view, from a bird's point of view, and then from an ants point of view (Thanks to our teacher Sir. Atif to teach us how to see a landscape from a different perspective). Sometimes I see it from an owl's point of view, and sometimes, I enjoy a cat's point of view.
Try to exploit the uniqueness of the available location by exploring its lines, shapes, or colors. Go back to the fundamental fundamentals of Design. Focus on your composition, layout, lines, shapes, and proportions of your subject in your canvas size. To get all in one visual, Lenses are there to help you. If you want to cover the maximum available attractive area and still want to keep the subject in reasonably good size, then choose wide lenses and get closer to the subject; if you're going to minimize the clutter at your location and want to stay focused on the subject then choose longer lenses from a distance.
During the shot, I can't think of anything else. He has to be a sharpshooter. The feeling doesn't show in a visual just by expressing your available talent; it reflects at its full intensity when you are entirely into it and click at the right time. I often use continuous clicking for commercial shots, but I prefer to shoot sharp for an editorial shoot like this. How can the fastness of continuous clicks justify my subject of Peace?!
LEFT: 135MM, RIGHT: 24-70MM
Sometimes you have to decide: what do you want to show? Either your location or your subject. I do both, but this time, I created a balance as my location was super interesting, and my subject was enjoyable, too; therefore, compromising either of them could be an injustice. I selected 24-70mm and stayed medium close with my camera straight to avoid distortion. Another purpose of not using a long lens here was to get a certain level of depth of field to use rusted pipes in the background and to avoid extra motion blur in visual
SHOOT: LOVE & PEACE
PHOTOGRAPHY: GUDDU & SHANI
OUTFITS: ALI XEESHAN
HAIR & MAKEUP: KITTY
COMPLETE SHOOT: Click Here
CAMERA: CANON 1DS
LENSES: 24mm-70mm, 85mm, 135mm
LIGHTS: available light + flashes