Friday, October 26, 2012

Jet Set photos

When I talk about the "jet set" I'm not talking about a group of people that fly around the world on their jets. I'm referring to a aircraft hanger where I'm photographing a jet.

We've been having fun lately shooting some high-end jets for ads. It's a blast to have some out-of-the-ordinary challenges that we don't normally have. 

The final shot had a couple of business executives sitting in the seats using iPads. I'll have to show the ad later on, but for now, I think the interior came out looking nice.

It was great making this shot look like we were flying on a bright sunny day with a few clouds, when in reality, we were in a poorly lit aircraft hanger.

Photography is a trip!

Monday, October 22, 2012

It looks like a little Pizza Factory around here.

We recently shot a large buffet table as part of a shoot for our client.  One of the products in the buffet was pizza.  We needed a lot of them and they needed to look hot.  The client brought in a pizza oven and our two food stylist and assistant started our behind the scenes little pizza factory.  

Loading the pizza with goodies

Duel lines of pizza's cooking.

All bubbly and hot

All golden brown and oohie gooie

Arranging the pizza slices on set.

Everyone is hang'n anticipating the final ooey gooey shot.

Problem solving is what we do.

We were recently challenged to photograph an ad campaign for a client where we needed to shoot the same product on location and in the studio.  The final image is a split view of the same product in to different environments at the same exact focal length and position.
Our solution was to have our friends at Machine Head build us a camera bracket that would affix the product in the same position in front of the camera no matter where we were shooting.  This made post production a lot easier.

Final image
Shooting product in water

Testing out our camera bracket

Some fun out takes of us playing around. 

Look mom no hands

Background in motion