Yesterday I took Ryder to a nearby park that has this awesome boat. I even made a flag for the perfect prop, instructions on that below. Unfortunately when we arrived at the park the east facing boat was in horrible sun, all of the best shots would have required Ryder to look right into the light. But we made do, I got more practice shooting in not ideal lighting, and in the end, we had a successful shoot.
Here are a few of my favorites.
A Pirate Flag
I bought a yard of black fabric and a quarter square of white. The yard of black was almost twice what I needed.
I used my silouhette to cut out a the skull and cross bone pattern onto the white.
I didn't really feel like sewing, especially the night before a shoot, so I used fabric tape, it worked perfectly.
|With the fabric tape on it before I pulled off the tape backing|
I then roughly cut the ends of the flag into the shredded zig-zag pattern.
I realized that without a breeze, the flag would just be drooping, hanging straight down.
So I cut an approximately 3" strip of a cardboard box and glued it (I used a spray adhesive) to the top of the flag.
This did the trick and helped keep the flag open for the shoot.
What are your kids being for Halloween?