Occassionally the call comes in for a big gig, and it's hard to be anything but excited. Photographing a lot of corporate headshots on location for a sales team is always fun; I really do enjoy meeting people, learning about their different businesses, and trying to make sure they convey their personality and style in their photos. But then there's always the twist that brings my blood-pressure to a new level. For example, a recent shoot I scheduled with Stryker Medical went down something like this: Stryker: "We're going to be in Denver this weekend for a conference; can you come out to our hotel near...Read More
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Animal Photography Tip #1: Plan in Advance
When the owner of Dog 'N Cat Behavior Solutions here in Denver contacted me about taking some photos for her new website with animals, I can't deny that I got a little nervous. Working with animals is always unpredictable and requires a lot of patience. If you shoot with flash, it's also good business practice to let your client know up front that there will be a lot of flashing lights. Some animals don't respond well to flashes, and the last thing you need is a spooked pet darting about your studio.
So with the basic information covered, I began putting a game plan together for the shoot. I usually start with developing some specific goals with my clients regarding the type of photographs they want. In this case, after a brief telephone consultation, it was clear that my client wanted some headshots, and...Read More
After shooting a Holiday Cookbook cover photo for D. L. Adams Associates' annual Christmas mailer, I realized that I had a firm grasp on the nuance of lighting and composition for holiday photography. However, a recent shoot I did for JetLinx Denver required me to come up with a unique and creative approach to satisfy the client's desire to use the Member Area at their Centennial Airport facility, as the background for their company Christmas card. After first being contacted by JetLinx (who I must say are a total pleasure to work with) and discussing some concepts they had in mind for their Christmas card photo, I began visualizing my approach to the shoot, from lighting to posing of the JetLinx personnel. The goal of the photo was to feature 9 members of their Denver team in their Member Lounge, since it is a known location to many of their clients. After seeing a photo of the lounge, I knew I would have limited space to work with, and began planning the difficult task of lighting everyone evenly.Read More