I recently finished up a feature for Utah Business Magazine about the best companies to work for in Utah. This was a fun assignment. I had to shoot 25 companies over a 2 week period with only an hour at each location and get 4-5 solid candid shots that illustrate why it is good place work or at least show what it is like to work there. Which is a challenge. Only one shot was going to run in the magazine but and the others used in a video presentation for each company at the awards luncheon. I also ended up shooting the cover which turned out nice. All it all it was successful. It was definitely a run and gun type job but considering the time and travel allowances. I think it turned out pretty good. Here are some of my favorites.
Dec.'11 Utah Business Magazine Cover
Last month I spent about a week shooting this years Healthcare Hero’s article for Utah Business Magazine. I was really happy with how these shots turned out.
I shot most of these, not all of them, with the new Pocketwizard TT1 and TT5 wireless transmitters with a couple of SB800 speedlights. I have really been liking what I’ve been getting with these transmitters. Not only can I shoot at higher sync speeds like 800/sec or 1000/sec but they don’t have to be line of sight which is so nice. In this series of images I wanted to shoot with a window and/or natural light in the background (when possible) and at really wide open f-stop like 2, but not let the background blowout and with the new Pocketwizards I can do both. I can also use them at the same time with my Profoto D1 Air kit that I have. This came in really handy for when we shot the cover which we shot on location at a local hospital. I needed an extra light to soften a shadow on the background, so I used both of my D1 Air lights and one of my SB800’s to light the cover. The pocketwizards have really opened up some new ways of shooting for me and I really love them.
I was really grateful for the opportunity to shoot this for Utah Business Magazine. They have been a great client of mine for the last 4 and half years and this is one the fun projects I get to shoot for them every year. It is great because it is a challenge to get a good shot of these individuals and there is quite a few people to photograph. Often time I only have a few min. to get the shot and the locations are often a far from ideal, plus I need them to look similar for the article. I get to meet some great individuals and it a real pleasure to shoot. Here are the shots I would love to get some feedback if you feel so inclined. Thanks for checking out my blog and for your support. Thanks to all the individuals I photographed that are doing great things in our healthcare system. Have a great day!
I had the opportunity to photograph the cover for the July issue of Utah Business Magazine which is out now. The idea was to photograph 3 different students from 3 different universities here in Utah on white. Sound easy enough but I guess they had some issues getting people to photograph and scheduled so this got pushed to the last min so I didn’t get a chance to cast the people that were chosen. They asked me to shoot it on white and shoot it full body. I always find it more difficult to do cover shots with more than 1 person just because you have to juggle and arrange 2 other people and get perfect expressions on everyone which can be a challenge. Luckily, Spencer the creative director, and Donny the head designer for the magazine were on set to help with the arrangement. We also had a great stylist Janna Larsen on set for hair and make up. All in all it came together pretty nice. I had to use 4 lights on it and had to clean up the background a bit in post but check it out. Here it is!
I just finished up the photos of the new annual report for Workers Compensation Fund. We did 7 shots over a day and a half or so. It was a great shoot. They switched it up this year and didn’t do the signs like we did last year. Instead they incorporated employees that had good things written about them by policy holders that demonstrated the values of the company. I always love shooting for them. There is always a really great vibe. Check out the shots! Thanks Rachel, Ben and Greg and Cory for your help.