What is your dream shoot?

ElvisheferElvishefer Posts: 329Member
edited March 2015 in General Discussions
So, resources, time, gear all without limitations, what is your dream shoot?

Your dream shoot doesn't have to be unique, just something special to you. And it has to be technically possible.

(No family portraits with every living/dead generation of your family, for example).

I have a few, that will likely never happen, but dare to dream! etc.:

(1) I want to do an unhindered, unrestricted month-long (or more) shoot of Machu Picchu.

(2) I want to do a series of portraits around the world on people who are the last masters of traditional skills. Subjects would be working at their craft in each photograph, in their work location.

What would you like to do?
D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 24-70mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4G, 200mm f/4 Micro, 105mm f/2.8 VRII Micro, 35mm f/1.8, 2xSB900, 1xSB910, R1C1, RRS Support...

... And no time to use them.
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  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,793Member
    The last one I take before I retire from wedding photography.
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    A month somewhere with transportation other than an enclosed vehicle. Himalaya area would be awesome, but any one of the other great mountain ranges of the world like the Alps, or Andes would be awesome also. Close second maybe a trip up or down the Nile or Amazon.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    The earth, from space.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    Work with Pitchblack to learn how to pose models and use lights. Three outings would be terrific.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Richard Avedon, In the American West, captured people and this is what I would love to do. And, I might get this opportunity, not to the extent Avedon did it, but using a similar approach, capture real life, everyday folks....
    Msmoto, mod
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,144Member
    My dream shoot would be two months off, a small RV so I am totally mobile and self contained, lots of cash, no set plans, and just travel the US/Canada alone or with a dog shooting whatever I felt like whenever I felt like it.
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Doing two of mine within the next 12 months. Alaska in July and Kenya in December.
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,929Member
    Rome and Florence for 10 days. I am waiting to board the flight now.
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 455Member
    WestEndFoto have a great time and say hi to my aunts,uncles and cousins when in Rome.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2015
    .....Swimsuit shoot with Candice Swanepoel on the island of Phuket.... .
    Is that going to be the next NRF meet up ?
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  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    edited March 2015
    Photograph mexico natives such as indian like mayan in their livelihood and the locals. Mostly the elderly and their struggles along with their work habits. Due to the situation of cart els in mexico I have not gone. My next option would be peru or even japan.
    In mexico there are some natives that specialize in making guitars. I would like to start there and then work towards the landscapes that that state offers.

    I took some in mexico with my kodak p&s and Maybe Ill revisit the archives and post them.

    Thay would be a good goal to accomplish for me and short term when everything goes perfect at photoshoot.
    Post edited by Vipmediastar_JZ on
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2015
    Phuket is super expensive to get to,
    For me same price as a Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED Return
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,537Member
    Hahahah... @photobug. Awesome, we'll do a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot with Candice Swanepoel on the island of Phuket. We ought to manage some decent shots there.
    I so admire your work and the imagery and of course the technical aspects are outstanding. The last two posts on PAD were outstanding...like your previous work.

    A SI Swimsuit shoot...what a learning experience...a dream shoot for sure. Keep up the great work and please continue sharing your work with us.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,200Member
    I don't know about Phuket but I just left Trinidad & Tobago. There are some shorelines on Tobago that are just screaming for a model and photo crew!!
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • newfoundlander61newfoundlander61 Posts: 26Member
    Nature and landscape photography in the Galapagos Islands.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    edited March 2015
    My dream photoshoot would be to have the chance to rent out a racetrack and shoot some actions photos of race cars. Maybe a group C race car reunion? Mazda 787B, Nissan R92CP, stuff like that. Maybe throw in a McLaren F1 GTR or so.

    And then I get to hang out the back of a minivan or so and get to take photos all day long. It's probably incredibly tiring, but I wouldn't mind trying it once.

    When we're done I also get to drive them.

    Am I asking too much?
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    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    I've already been to the location of my dream shoot twice, now all that is left is to go another time. :)
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    I think hanging out the side of a plane as it flies across some of Australia outback and deserts.

    example -- image
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited March 2015
    The world is my oyster...so long as my battery is charged, their is room for the days shoot...then every press of shutter button yields itself a moment that I will cherish for life. For me, their is no specific subject matter I shoot, so just take me along and i will be quite happy with whatever get in front of my lens.

    That said, I'm all in with Ironheart.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    Dita von Teese onstage with Rammstein is my current dream shoot :-)
    D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted | http://gjesdal.org
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Same as Donald but six months.
    Always learning.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2015
    My dream shoot would be two months off, a small RV s
    +1
    image
    Wendy our RV
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Very nice seven. When you sell it for a bigger one (when you get married) I'll give you five hunnerd for it ;)
    Always learning.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2015
    This is the perfect size for us
    It goes under most height barriers and fits in most parking spaces
    We also get over 40 mph mpg on the motorway
    it is now 1 year old, even when we sell it in 9 years time it will worth a lot more the 500
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    OK 550. You drive a hard bargain. ;)

    Over 40 MPH on the motorway? You old devil seven, be careful man, speed kills...
    Always learning.
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