Civil War Reenactors
In a recent blog post I wrote about shooting a project for the Alabama Division of Civil War Reeanctors in conjunction with a local ad agency. I really was impressed with each person's knowledge about the civil war (trust me they know a lot!) and I was drawn to the visual interest of their world and uniforms.
After Scotty was our soldier turned-to-stone via Photoshop I asked him about coming to one of their reenactments to get portraits for my own personal project. He agreed so one early October morning my son (cheap assistant) and I drove out and met a few of Scotty's friends and was able to get some really memorable images. I hope you enjoy them in color as much as I do.
IMS Ad Shoot
Recently, I have been shooting ads for a local company with a young and energetic internal marketing group with bright ideas and a vivid vision for their company's marketing strategy. I thoroughly enjoy shooting with them because they don't take themselves too seriously and they bring donuts and coffee when we are shooting with a 6am start time!
Last week we were shooting a concept or two in a restaurant. I like to put people in place of the real subjects so I thought why not use the company marketing team? Lucas and Megan are both great to oblige any ideas or suggestions I have for their ideas in order to make them work better or to show them how something may not work. I think this is key to being a good photographer because communication can easily run a project into the ditch where nobody is enjoying themselves.
Of course, I cannot release the images from the shoot because they are not finished nor published but I wished to share a bit of the fun I try to have with clients.