[Warning - this post may be considered 'not safe for work', as there are photos of men & women scantily clad]
Now that THAT’S out of the way, let’s get on with the fun, shall we?
This past Halloween, I was brought in to cover Fluxx Nightclub‘s annual “Fetish” themed Halloween event. While originally hired to coordinate a photobooth for the event, they opted last-minute to have me cover the event in its entirety as it allowed them to maximize their potential to bring in revenue from bottle service sales. (Bottle service is having dedicated cocktail servers bring you grey goose, champagne etc to your table in the club & pour you and your friends drinks all night, along with helping you celebrate with sparklers [pictured] and a fun and energetic vibe)
BTW – could you imagine the props I had lined up for this photobooth? Maybe next year. ; )
Since I was going to be doing crowd coverage, I decided to give them their money’s worth (still at a holiday photobooth rate despite the change in plans) and get creative with the photography. Since Halloween has more of the ghostly/exotic/eery vibe, I made the effort to bring on a different look to my regular style of photos using a creative use of off-camera flash. I wanted to convey the feeling of a crazy night full of subtle sex & intoxication – colors everywhere – and the memories of the night in a total haze.
It’s important to bring value to your client and never make them feel like they were “shorted” in anyway, so I think by making the extra effort to help them out in whatever situation results, they’ll look at you and recognize that you’re not just there to make money off of them – rather to help them achieve something noteworthy, regardless of the scenario.
If you have questions about this style of photography or what my settings were for a particular shot, email me at email@example.com & I’ll get back to you in private.
The calm before the storm…