Client: The Buzz Oates Group of Companies
The people behind the scenes at Buzz Oates, 34 corporate shots of people, work in progress, still more to come.
Most of my clients only think I shoot Architectural work but I also do people. It is all about the light, picking the right location location and delivering. Quite a process to get this shot.First we scout location one, not much in the foreground, let’s move on to another location.
We look at a building the client owns, might work but we are looking for the State Capitol has to be in the background, keep looking.
A recent assignment “The State Library”, great view of the State Capitol, keep looking. It takes time and energy to do this but the end results are worth the effort.
We settled after 4-5 months, 12 stories up in the air, good location with the State Capitol in the background. I arrived at 6:45 a.m. to start move equipment to the roof. I would normally cancel this kind of shoot because of the wind. We had only a limited amount of time of open shade to work in before the sun popped over the top of the building.Make-up, add the supplemental lighting to get that nice catch light in her eyes. It looks natural even between the gusts of wind.
It works and Shelley has great colors in her outfit to hold your eyes on her.
Same location our last shot here before the sun got to high in the sky.Now we had to move to another location, set up a 6×6 silk to soften the daylight and most of all our assistant JR had to hold on to the frame in the wind, so it would not blow it over. Three or four different people here and we break this set down at 12:30, great day, great photo’s and I am happy.