How do you know when you have the shot that you need and are at the end of your photo shoot? In this video, author Joe McNally discusses the importance of sticking with your subject and pushing the envelope with each shot even if you are fatigued. This way, you can utilize your time in your location and get the best picture possible.
(instrumental folk music)…- Can you start to do some...…With that candelabra, can you go 360?…Or do you have to be really careful?…Okay?…- So, I do have a question?…Is the veil adding anything for you?…- It is.…- [Cindy] Oh.…- Why, you don't like it?…- Well... - Is it impeding you?…- It's a little impeding.…And you would never dance with a veil…with a candelabra at the same time.…
- [photographer] Ah, okay.…Let's eliminate the veil and see how we do.…- Okay.…- Everything is actually surprisingly working well.…The candelabra worked too, but the veil does add…this beautiful dimension where the veil…is taking some of the red lights…and kind of shimmering it through the fabric,…so I did want to get back to the veil,…and then Cindy, of course, is the expert.…She let me know that you would not dance…with a veil and a candelabra.…So we've done both now,…so I'm switching back to the veil just for a few frames,…and then maybe we'll close with the candelabra…or something like that.…
Well, you're never done, right?…You're never done on location, I mean,…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
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1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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