Last fall, I had the pleasure of shooting a music video with Seattle super group "Th3rdz". These dudes were a blast to work with and truly they are entertainers. I had been seeing a bunch of cool live performance videos like this one of Allen Stone along with this one of CunninLynguists and knew these guys would be the perfect fit for my attempt at this.Read More
I'm finally posting my Photo of the Month on time! This month has been really eye opening. I've figured out that the busier I am, the better work I turn out and the more motivation I retain. I had a couple of slow days this last month and really had a hard time staying motivated to do any work. I've decided to make my schedule as full as possible and keep shooting whether I'm getting paid or not. I just need to keep shooting and getting better.
A couple of months ago I ran a contest on Facebook which offered a free photo shoot to the first 5 people who responded to my post. The contest was over quick and I found myself with 5 people who needed to find a slot in my schedule. Well I'm finally getting around to taking care of these shoots. A couple of weeks ago one of the winners (and good friend), Nick Thompson came over to my house and we set out for some creative shooting. We took a trip down to Goodwill and picked up an old typewriter and then got some old rope from my dad's house. We decided to do an office type shot and a hostage style shot. This was obviously the latter.
We dirtied up Nicks t shirt and wrapped him up with rope. Once I got the light just how I wanted it, I threw on a blind fold and duck taped his grill so he couldn't mouth off while I was shooting.
We had a really good time and all 10 hours of work that I have put into it were free of charge. Fact is, this is probably one of my favorite shots I have ever taken. If I let the money come between me and getting this shot, I would have never gotten this shot. This has sparked a lot of new motivations to start shooting things for free that I want to get paid for in the future.
Thanks to Nick for being such a good sport with the shoot!
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Until next time,