In order to prepare for the real shoot, we took the costumes to a forest area next to the school to do a few test shots. This was also to have an idea of how the background of the album and website would look.
Collecting the images and uploading them onto a larger screen (as opposed to the camera display), we quickly realised that the images would be way too dark to use for the album cover and website. Some of the shots were salvageable, but the majority were too dark to brighten, as when you did, they would produce a weird grain. The shots taken using the flash were also really unappealing, as most photos taken using flash, and so we decided not to use these either. We planned for another shoot day, one where we had day light and kit that would allow us to work in darker conditions if necessary.
Next shoot day, we left on time in full costume as to save time and got to the location where we set up the tripod and other equipment. Wary of time, we made the shoot very quick. Luckily, as we had planned the shoot for midday, there was enough light to not have to use the flash or tripod. The images for this shoot turned out exactly how we had originally planned them to be and we were even more pleased looking back at them on a larger screen when we later uploaded and edited them.
Here are a couple of photos from the shoot day: