Things to love about magazine photography, Part 2:
-Phone rings at 4pm on a Tuesday.
-Can you shoot on Wednesday? Yes.
-Need the final file on Thursday. Can do.
Its such a rush for me to show up at a new place, be shown a few options for a location portrait of two people I have never met, go instinctual on the process, involve the subjects in a respectful and collaborative way and come home with a winner. This happened two weeks ago in Baltimore when I had to shoot a portrait for Barron’s.
Working with a varied range of lighting tools in concert with the instancy of digital shooting never ceases to thrill for an old film guy like me. Coupled with some subtle post-production and everyone is happy.