Friday, May 28, 2010
Weekly Round Up
Arrived at today's shoot location early to have the opportunity to nail down camera angles, etc. prior to the arrival of the stylist & subject. On the slate was another in a series of environmental, testimonial portraits to be used in campaign literature & direct mail marketing pieces in the coming political election cycle.
Overnight fear about less than ideal lighting conditions due to a sudden loss of the usual trade wind flow were confirmed in spades upon my arrival. The scene above was what I was faced with when I arrived. Beautiful to look at but completely NOT what I was hoping for. Stressing and fumbling as I swilled the remaining dregs of the coffee mug, a few minutes later the rest of the crew arrived. Snap decisions regarding wardrobe for the shoot were made in the parking lot. The talent was outfitted accordingly and just as everyone was taking their place, a breeze and cloud movement occurred as if cued. North Shore weather conditions are always ephemeral and today was no exception. Several posing & propping scenarios quickly run through with good results and it was off to the second, indoor location to finish up the last images for this portion of the campaign.
Found this little ditty on Facebook this morning, posted by Burns Auto Parts-Consultants. Freelance copy writer Bill Kurth had written advertising copy for Madison Avenue advertising giant Young & Rubicam for the agency to use to pitch an account. The agency won the account. The agency didn't pay Mr. Kurth for his work and after several months, stopped responding to his email requests for payment. Mr. Kurth made a little video about his ordeal. Mr. Kurth certainly burned his bridges with Y&R, but had a lot of fun doing it. He got paid too. See his video below.
The deadline for entry to La's prestigious Art of Photography show is 11:59pm on June 1st. Registration & entries can be uploaded online here.
The official start of the summer season begins with the arrival of the three day Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy your time off & try to spend a moment or two pondering the reason we celebrate Memorial Day. We'll be back at it again on Tuesday.
Happy Memorial Day to all!