SHOOTING IDEA: FREEDOM CAMPING

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Image by Sarah Curtis

You probably have noticed that our roads  are getting busier and busier with the tourist season. Summer is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity to go out and shoot model released images of New Zealanders and Tourists alike enjoying freedom camping trips around New Zealand while respecting our beautiful environment and leaving no trace behind.

Below are some ideas you can use to plan your next photoshoot:

Demographics:

  • Solo travellers
  • Friends, Young adults, Millenials (18-35)
  • Families
  • > 60 yo enjoying their retirement
  • Tourists: any nationalities but focus on Asian countries
  • Locals

Locations:

  • Beachside
  • Coutryside
  • By a river
  • Popular landmarks

Vehicules:

  • Vans (private or rentals)
  • Campervans (private or rentals)
  • Cars converted for travel

Set up:

  • Self contained
  • Vans but not self contained
  • Tents
  • Sleeping under the stars

Actions:

  • Getting their license (for tourists)
  • Renting, buying, selling a vehicule
  • Subscribing to an insurance
  • Driving on the road
  • Cooking in a beautiful location
  • Sleeping, sun set, waking up in a beautiful location
  • Using popular apps for freedom campers (campermate and the likes)
  • Hitch-hicking with backpack

Concepts:

  • Being free, the ultimate freedom
  • Respect of the environment
  • Soul searching, mindfulness
  • Being adventurous, discovering new places

Locations:

  • Self contained zones
  • DOC campsites
  • Camping
  • Anywhere in New Zealand

Issues:

  • On the road: flat tyre, accident, landslides
  • While driving: being tired, being distracted, driving on the wrong side
  • When camping: “pack in pack out”, rubbish or waste left behind, bins, signage
  • Bylaws: Campers being fined for not staying in appropriate site, signage

 

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Freedom Camping in New Zealand. Image protected by copyright. www.oneshot.co.nz

Images by Mike Heydon, Chris McLennan, Miz Watanabe and Amber Jones