Great work by Adam Nunez (@SAfternunez). He shot and edited the behind-the-shoot-video of a photo shoot I did for the Westchester & Hudson Valley Weddings Magazine earlier this year. The subject was table settings based on 4 different patterns. 4 designers set up 4 tables and 4 chefs created 4 wedding cakes. This was all shot on location at the Falkirk Estate in New York. Watch me work! Thank you again Mr. Nunez!
Making magic happen on a photography set is a team sport. I couldn’t do it without the help of my creative team. The hair and make up artists who gracefully reapply all kinds of cosmetic products, rearrange hair-does and make my subjects look naturally beautiful, the stylists who scout for the right kind of clothes and make them look like they fit even if they don’t, the assistants who make light where there isn’t and literally lighten my load, and the producers who make sure that everything needed is on set and that everybody knows where to be when. Couldn’t …
Every two months I update my clients and prospects via a Mailchimp email campaign about my latest escapades in photography. Usually I try to limit myself to one image above the fold and just 1-2 calls to action. Keep it simple. New photographs for the Bob Woodruff Foundation about their work for our wounded service members and their families under Projekt SUFH13 on this website. New cover shot and 16 page editorial about Westchester’s Women in Business for 914Inc Magazine at my blog, and My portraits portfolio got an update after the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review.
During last week’s event I shot over 2,200 images, which I had to edit down to a more user-friendly amount. When I edit I usually do 3 edits. THE CLIENT EDIT – What is the intention of the client? What story does he/she want to tell with the images? What output are they for? THE SUBJECT EDIT – In this case the subjects will have access to the images. What images do they want to see? And last … MY PERSONAL EDIT – This edit is more geared towards my personal style of photography. Which images represent me as a photographer? …
These are the spreads from the latest published editorial for Westchester Magazine’s 914INC.
Look at what the mail man brought! A cover shot for 914Inc; including a 16 page spread with my images of the top female executives, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit leaders in Westchester, New York. It was logistically quite an interesting shoot. We photographed 15 female executives in 2 days, all in different locations. The trick: We shot it all inside a department store. Thank you Neiman Marcus!
Over the next three days I am doing a whole series of portfolio meetings in Manhattan with photo editors of national magazines, advertising agencies and photo reps. I do admit I haven’t done portfolio reviews in a while and therefore I am as excited as I am slightly nervous about them. I am not nervous about my work, but the edit of the 20some images that represent my brand. Fortunately the iPad portfolio can easily be adjusted if necessary. We’ll see.
Say hello to Jonathan Blum. Tech writer extraordinaire and face behind the The Digital Skeptic. His Skeptic site is finally up. Way to go Jonathan! Go visit it and follow him on his column at The Street and all the other magazines he on. He came to me to figure out who visually The Digital Skeptic is. What is the portrait of his brand? How does this guy look like? Well here it is!
Here is a composite of a company portrait I recently did. How do you do a group shot, if you can’t get everybody at the same time in front of the camera and if the team changes? How about a composite?
Forget focus, forget appropriate shutter speed for handheld photography and while I am at it, let’s purposely move the camera. Can’t hold it still that long anyway. #FeelLikeBreakingRules.