We recently did few shoots for Sports Illustrated for an advertorial for McDonalds. This first one was with pro tennis player Jack Sock. The assignment was to take him out to a location with a “Florida feel” and capture him in various action poses while dressed in his street clothes. There was an accompanying interview article with Jack about his background and his quick rise to fame within the pro tennis world.
Jack was really great to work with. He gave us his all despite it being quite hot on the beach and having to jump many times in jeans and a button down shirt. In the end it made for a nice shot. This is one of my favorites from the shoot. The magazine went with a slightly different angle where he was performing his signature serve. This one feels a bit more dynamic to me.
Just wrapped a quick second shoot for Zumba ZLife Magazine shooting their Aqua Zumba fitness in the pool. If you haven’t tried it, you should, it’s a heck of a workout. It was a fun shoot. We started out above water with this shot (below) and when the rain moved in on us we weather proofed our strobes and went under water and did some fun shots below the surface.
Update: While we were shooting this assignment the client had a video guy doing a little behind the scenes shoot. Check it out here.
And now for something completely different…. The other day we had the opportunity to do something that is a bit different for me. We shot a fashion spread for Zumba’s ZLife Magazine. It has been a long time since I have shot fashion and I found the change to be refreshing and a lot of fun. Here are a few images from the shoot.
Ok, so his name is not Chumley… it is actually Uquq… but I like the name Chumley…
Once again, ‘ol Chumley is getting some serious press. Just this month, I had the honor of placing my photo of Uquq in the March 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine in the Visions of Earth section!
Interesting Post By Steve Pigeon in Applied Arts Online.
Copyrights and Wrongsby Steve Pigeon
Just because something’s easy to copy doesn’t mean it’s free
This is a trick question: A designer is creating a website for a client. The designer cuts corners and copies some preview images from an online stock photo site, without paying for them (and without telling the client that the images were unlicensed). So, who is legally responsible when the copyright owner shows up demanding payment for the stolen images? If you guessed the designer who created the website and got paid for doing it, you would be wrong. Continue reading →
We did a shoot recently for MyBusiness Magazine. The story was of a young entrepreneur named Jay Shectman. He is a smart high school kid who started his own tutoring business and ended up turning it into a successful company with many young tutors working for him. When I met him he was already setting his sights on his next company. Pretty impressive to see someone so young who just “get’s it”.