Under Way

One of the problems with a tight closed prologue circuit is getting shots that don’t look like every other photographer’s out there. Mission not accomplished yesterday. Some days it works that way though. It was funny, last year when I shot the prologue, the only stage I shot, I did it 100% on my terms since I wasn’t shooting it for anyone (just happened to be in the Bay Area on another job). So no one was paying me to be there, I shot it all film, tons of B/W, some crazy cross processing, mostly start house images. And the shots from that day, when I sent them around a few weeks later, got me a good amount of work and really got a buzz going for me. I know I wouldn’t be here this year if I hadn’t done what I did last year. So here’s the rub: I created interest by shooting exclusively what and how I wanted but once you’re hired by a client you need to shoot on their terms, that’s just how it works (with your input and skills, of course). Then you also come to realize that what worked last time won’t necessarily work this time. I think as the days go on I’ll be able to better integrate everything into what I need to do..

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