As it was left on Tuesday, I had undertaken a monster EAS shoot that had more complexities that I have sanity. It was a three day shoot that would produce over 90 images, a 15, 30 and 60 second commercials, and grey hair.
I will admit right now, every time I write a title like this or the Nikon, or Maurice Lacroix ambassador one, I sit back and think…. “you know, people are going to stop asking me to grab a beer with them if I keep this stuff up.”
Firstly, I want to thank those that sent over emails or messaged me on FB and Twitter about the new ASU campaign. It was a ton of fun to produce, and when my readers enjoy the shots, it is icing on the cake.
Some photoshoots we love, and others we merely get by….. this is one that I loved that almost ended me. To say that racing is an important aspect of my life would be the equivalent of saying that I enjoy breathing air. I love the speed, the sounds that the cars make at speed, and just for the intention of using the word “speed” in a sentence 4 times, speed. This is why when a phone call came in with a photoshoot at the 24 heurs du Mans in France (better know as Le Mans), I decided that in no way would I turn it down. With this said, I had already scheduled a week in the Caribbean that would get me home the day before I needed to fly to Paris. On top of this I had a photograph in Texas two days after the race. Most people in their right minds would cancel on one of these, or skip the race all together, sadly I am not like most in this regards. In hoping to make life easier while in Le Mans I brought my assistant Mike with me to cover in parts where I needed a break, […]
Hey there everybody, I am traveling today, but thought I would put up a quick blog of a recent interview I did with Fuse Visual. If you have a couple minutes, go have a read, and stay tuned for quite a bit of new work and announcements. For those of you, like myself, traveling to NY for PhotoPlus, have a safe trip and go say hi to my friends at Nikon, LowePro, Profoto, Sekonic, Pocket Wizard and Photoflex…. There’s a good chance I will be around one of them Wednesday or Thursday. The Fuse interview can be found here
So I had originally planned to sit out WPPI this year, as my shooting schedule has given me very little time to spend with my wife and dogs. However, there are some sponsors that I need to meet with and a contract that needed to be signed, so…. I’m going I am only going to be in Vegas briefly, as in hours, but wanted to give y’all a heads up. I will be around the Nikon, LowePro, LiveBooks and Photoflex booths, so if you see me, please feel free to say “hi”. I am always down to chat photo with anyone, so don’t think I am unapproachable. It’s Friday, so go get a drink… safely Bb
As a commercial photographer, one of the biggest stressors that I face is getting the shot. Some shoots are easier to accomplish this than others, but you must always get the shot or you haven’t worked hard enough for your client. However, today’s post is about a shoot where getting the shot was actually an impossibility. It started with a call to shoot an advertorial of a truck getting some hunters around the open landscape of Oklahoma, aiding in their quest to bag a large turkey. It was a piece that I really looked forward to as I wanted to test out a new camera body on set. However, before I even set foot in Oklahoma, I got a call that would change everything I planned for the shoot. My travel itinerary had me flying to Oklahoma City by way of Dallas. I would then rent a car and drive an hour and a half to Sulfur, OK (not only the name of the city, but actually the smell). However, upon landing in Dallas, I turned on my phone to an absolute barrage of voicemails from the creative director. I called him back, while running from one gate to the […]