The Next Miley Cyrus
Yesterday I had a late shoot with what I believe is the next Miley Cyrus. My subject was 14 years old with an incredible voice, and beautiful presence and more talent that I've seen in a while. She came to the studio with my vocal coach, mother and five year old sister.
The younger sister was very quiet and stayed close to her mom and didn't say one word until I pulled out the ipad and opened Angry Birds for her to play. At that point she was in heaven. When I started to photographer her sister she wanted to come and watch. I had my Sony NEX 5 for shooting behind the scenes images so I asked her if she'd shoot pictures with me. I put the camera strap over her head so she couldn't drop the camera and then magic happened. As I shot each frame, she would copy me and shoot a frame. She kept up with me for a quite a while and even noticed as I gave her sister direction. At one point I walked out of the studio section and came back and she was directing her sister and taking photo's like me. It was the coolest thing I've seen this year.
The shoot was going great and then out of the blue I heard a weird sound. I looked around and water from coming in from the ceiling in buckets. To make a long story short, I ended up dealing with the emergency and with the help of the fire department brought order back to the set. Believe it or not we went back to shooting and got the best shots of the day toward the end. It was an incredible session with a very talented individual.
In many of my shoots things go as planned but there are times when the stars don't line up and the roof comes crashing down on you. Even during those times you have to keep yourself composed and together to deal with whatever life throws your way. Some times the problem is out of your control and other times it can be a lighting problem or camera problem but you must always be prepared for the unexpected. To learn how to deal with lighting challenges check out the latest lighting video " How to Master Complex Lighting"!
Always Dream Big...... and keep an extra umbrella handy!