I must take this time to be thankful for an amazing week. This past week was filled with meeting great people and working on fantastic assignments. I started the week in Vegas at Skips Summer School teaching and sharing the joy of photographer with a group of amazing teachers and students from all over the country. Whenever I have the opportunity to speak or teach photography it fills my soul with joy because there no better feeling than sharing what you love. Thanks to everyone who came out to Vegas and thanks Skip for giving me this opportunity!
After Vegas I went right into production mode, actually I was in production mode before and during my trip to Vegas. I had an advertising assignment that required a lot of production and worked with my agent, producer and an incredible crew to bring the shoots to life. My advertising shoot was Friday and involved shooting a celebrity who was filming two projects. He was on set filming at 4:30 a.m and then on my set from 11:00am until 6:00pm and was just incredible throughout the day. The weeks of hard work really paid off as the shoot went extremely well and at the end of the day no one wanted to go home. It was the first big shoot for my new interns who shadowed my assistants but they learned a lot watching a big shoot take place. The interns have a great opportunity to learn as they see the assignment from beginning to end and get a front row seat to the madness of advertising. Thanks to my entire crew for working hard to make this shoot so amazing!
On Saturday morning we had yet another celebrity assignment but this one was editorial and required us to go to the celebrities home for the shoot. The amazing thing about shooting editorial is that you have a chance to really be creative and shoot what inspires you in the moment. I'd never been to my subjects home so we were walking in cold and had to find where we wanted to shoot. We had two hours to do the assignment but that was more than enough time. My crew and I walked in and did a fast scout of the home and then I decided on the location to shoot and we started testing my angles, lighting and deciding on which lenses to use. My subject was great and I learned that we loved a lot of the same things so it was a real joy to photograph him. By the end of the shoot we'd made several great images and formed a strong bond with my subject. It was a great week and thanks to my crew for pulling everything together to make the week a wonderful success. Once the images are published from these assignments I will post the finals and more behind the scenes images from the making of each.
Always Dream Big!