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Robin Long
 

Need help with a Challenge!...BOX


Well, I have this challenge I need to do...not for here, but for something else. It needs to include my model, which I will either use a 7mth old, 3 yr old, 5 yr old, or 2 of them, or even all 3, doesn't matter. The challenge is basically "box"...so I need to do a shoot that involves a box...or boxes. you get the idea! Any creative minds out there wanna give me some suggestions??!!! I'd love to hear!! I thought I could have one of the older girls holding an armful of those different size boxes that all fit inside eachother, but would stack them up....probably some colorful ones...but that might seem kinda lame...lol
~Robin


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2/17/2006 9:43:59 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  I gotta ask you Robin, is this shot for a course you're taking? Hmmmmmmm???
M.


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2/18/2006 6:40:31 PM

 
Robin Long   no it's not a course at all!!! It's for a model/photographer challenge...for fun! Any ideas? I could go with the typical kids peeking out of the box..??...trying to get creative here...
~Robin


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2/18/2006 8:26:00 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Ok, ok. For this, you need to think outside the box. (ahem, so-to-speak). So, without necessarily designing it for you, try approaching it this way:

You can spend a fortune on toys for kids and they may quickly ignore them. But give them a box from say a dishwasher or large appliance, and they'll play with it for weeks using their own imagination to create a fort, a house, a cave, etc.

So, instead of a box, build a box-frame out of 2x4 lumber, large enough for all three kids. Then give them a bunch of stuff to put in the box and around it. Blankets, sheets, kids furniture, toys, etc. Let them build their own set inside the frame. Then shoot into it when they're playing inside of it and continue to use your own imagination on how to best light it. Even using a couple of table lamps set up on boxes inside the box. GetthepictureRobin? Think like a kid.
Take it light.
Mark


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2/19/2006 5:50:31 PM

 
Robin Long   Awww yes! Think like kid!! gotcha!! Fantastic idea!! But I will have to use an actual box tho. Now I need to find one big enuf!! lol

Thanks for your help Mark!!
~Robin


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2/19/2006 5:59:52 PM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  Great idea Mark!


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2/19/2006 6:02:03 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Try an appliance store like Circuit City, Orchard Supply, Walmart? (ugggh) or Home Depot. Ask a salesman to call ya when they set up a display model before they crunch the box for recycling.

Remember, the problem with an actual box is going to be lighting the interior. Think small decorative lamps on extension cords run through the back of the box so you can't see the wiring.

And...you're quite welcome. ;>)
M.


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2/20/2006 4:45:25 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Also you could wrap a big enough box to fit your 3 year old in complete with big bow. and have the 7 year old lift the lid and recive his sibling witch I am sure he feels is a real gift.
If you don't tell them the other is in there you will get a great expression.
just a thought.

** also can use a delively box as a special delivery


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2/20/2006 4:58:13 PM

 
Robin Long   Oh such WONDERFUL ideas!! I love 'em!! Ok, gonna think on this and play with it. I'll post something once I get it all done...may be a little bit tho.

thanks so much!!!
~Robin


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2/22/2006 2:29:25 PM

 
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