My favorite piece of gear is…A camera grip. I could get the best camera in the world but if it doesn’t have a grip attached it just feels weird in my hand. Do you shoot tethered? Only all the time. My favorite piece of Tether Tools gear is… The TetherPro USB cable. But now I’m waiting for the TetherBlock that I’m sure I’m going to love as I’ll ruin the camera’s USB port less. The best advice I can offer a fellow photographer would be… Keep Learning all the time! I buy the tutorials and go to workshops of photographers I like to keep my mind on its toes. (can it be on its toes!?) I may not always learn new things but at least I’m getting to meet new fun people.
How I Got the Shot: Alien by Ofir AbeThe makeup artist (Emilya Orlova), whom I’ve been wanting to work with for a while, approached me with an idea she had for this photoshoot. She outlined her ideas for styling, makeup, and a very distinct-looking model. After seeing the model’s pictures and understanding his unique look, I wanted to take the makeup artist’s vision and translate it into a more ethereal look. This happened as the shoot started and progressed, rather than deciding on the concept as a whole, cohesive look beforehand. The story we ended up telling was that of a beautiful creature from outer space.
A few challenges we had were:
- Keeping it classy: making sure the pearls don’t give the shoot a tacky look
- Capturing the model’s uniqueness by making sure his lack of head and body hair and the eyes were both present and strong in the shots taken