Hello! I’m James, a college (UCI) student and side-hustle photographer. I’m trying to get some cool travel/adventure photos for my portfolio, so I’m heading to Joshua Tree on Thursday/Friday June 27/28!
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I think that my best travel photos are environmental portraits of people in beautiful places exploring and having a good time. My usual suspects are currently out on their own travels, which means I need to find some models/travel companions asap! For the best experience (and to avoid creeps/dangerous people) I’m looking for college-age, photogenic talent 18-23 years old. You don’t have to be an experienced model or a hardcore outdoors enthusiast (as long as you know how to dress stylishly, can pose, and are okay with some light walking/rock-scrambling to get the shot!). Female is preferred (much more popular on Insta, Flickr, etc.) but I can work with couples, mixed groups, or even a bro camping trip. Experience in rock climbing, yoga, running, and/or generally acting like an influencer is a plus :)
I will provide transportation and park entry. To provide a better shooting experience and give you peace of mind, you’re welcome to bring up to two friends! I’m okay with either a long day trip or an overnight stay of your preference (costs of campsite or Airbnb would be split, so the more, the merrier!). If you’re located somewhere along the way from Irvine to Joshua Tree (i.e. Anaheim, Riverside...) I can pick you up there! Also, I’ll send you copies of the final edits that you can use for social media or personal use.
Some shot ideas I have in mind:
Astrophotography (Milky Way)
Sunrise/sunset nature portraits
Yoga on the rocks
Art/hipster vibes in town
Boho fashion photos
Athletic portraits on trails
Let me know if you’re interested!