Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013 3:55PM
I'm working on a book cover and I have in mind a specific concept to use for the cover and have not been able to find any photos even close. Hoping someone can capture my vision for me, but I'm open to photographer input on the concept.
The book contains encouragement for care givers. I envision the cover to be a photo of an elderly person in a wheelchair angled looking away from the camera, three quarter profile (or nearly facing completely away), with a younger person (preferably female) standing behind the chair with her hand on the shoulder of the person in the chair--looking in the same direction. I want them to be outside or at a large window looking out with the background very bright so that they are almost silhouetted. I want the background out of focus, with the entire shot very soft. I need all of this more to the left of a portrait photo with copy space in the lighter brighter part of the photo top and right and a darker portion of the photo at the bottom for more copy bottom and right.
Possible variation would be adding a child to the right side of the two with a hand on the younger woman's arm, looking up at her and trying to get her attention.
I'm open to any use of color as long as it's soft, not sharp and dominant. Copy space is definitely a requirement since this is for a book cover with a title, subtitle and author. Style of dress should be conservative and not medical. Beyond that I have no preference. For the ethnicity of the people involved, I will assume my client would prefer causasian, but I'd be open to people that are not heavily ethnic in any particular direction. I'm trying for a cover that will appeal to the widest possible audience.
Anyone have anything that I can consider for this project or any input on my concept?
Deadline: I have a signed commitment from a client on this cover, which means I need to show the client something within the next week or two--even if it is just comp. I'm working on other concepts but would like to know if anyone thinks this "ideal" shot is possible and if so, how long it would take to get something like it.
(Edited on 2013-03-04 17:23:41 by PrincessEve)
Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013 4:59PM
hi there - will you please add a deadline, if you have one, to your OP. It will help a lot if you add it to your thread title. If you are unfamiliar with editing your post, don't hesitate to ask. I or another contributor will be more than happy to help.
We have a set of guidelines that may help you further define for contributors. For example, one thing that would be helpful for contributors to know is ethnicity and dress style for both the caretaker and elderly person and age of the caretaker. For elderly person - male or female? If with a child, all those same questions apply. If you're open, that's terrific, just let us know.
Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013 10:25AM
Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013 6:56PM
Thanks for trying, Johnrob, but I definitely need the caregiver in the photo. The book is for and about the person giving the care, not the person receiving the care.
Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:41PM
Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:34AM
I have a lot of those in my lightbox, but none are what I'm looking for #7520361 comes close to the pose I was wanting, but the caregiver's head is chopped off and it's flipped wrong. Not sure my client would like the jeans either.
Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:56PM
If you are running out of options, here is my Home Health Care lightbox. If anything is close, I do have many more from each series I could possibly upload some others for you.
Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:29PM
Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:16PM
Cathy, I really like 3 and 4 of the five you posted there, however, they are both way out of my price range.
Banksphotos, I don't see anything in your lightbox that would work for this book cover. I'm looking for something that emphasizes the relationship of the caregiver with the person needing care, with the focus on the caregiver. Since the book is for home caregivers (such as a wife taking care of an aged parent in addition to her family), I don't want something that feels overly medical.
I am running out of time and options, so I guess I'll just try a different concept.
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57AM
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013 6:57PM
So my client chose my plan B photo. Thanks for the input everyone. Project is done.