Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I specialize in on-location/outdoor photography. This type of photography is fun but also challenging because there are much more variables I have to deal with than in studio photography; it's where improvisation is essential and can save the day.
However, in my recent personal photo project it wasn't natural light, wind or something else that almost turned the photo shoot into failure. I wanted to use holi powder (which took me several days to make at home) to show dance movements in a photograph. Unfortunately, it turned out during the shoot that the holi powder was not visible in any of the photographs. Probably the powder's color was not saturated enough and it was too moist (I didn't have enough time to dry the powder).
After discovering that the initial and the only idea didn't work out, my brain turned into a turbo-improvise mode (and a bit of stress too). I proposed to the model to change the theme and idea of the shoot into something a bit more dark and horror-like (couple of people said the pictures look as if they were made for the American Horror Story series (example 1 & example 2).