Monday morning Mauston, Wisconsin greetings to all!
In the photography business, so much has changed over the past ten years with digital photography and the internet. I got an e-mail last week from the editor of a Swedish magazine called, SSAB World. They needed a industrial photographer to run up the road to Moline, Il. and shoot some photos of an engineer that was going to be getting an award. After a couple of e-mails we were able to get everything arranged and the shoot was scheduled and ready to go. The client wanted to have a shot with the engineer standing by a combine and holding some grain in his hands. It sounds like a pretty simple shot and to some degree it is, but we added a little bit to the degree of difficulty by doing some lighting outdoors which can sometimes be a real adventure! We shot the images into the laptop and we knew that everything was looking really good. Once we got back to Peoria and I was able to get the images into the studio computer and see them on a color corrected monitor. The first thing that I said when I saw them on monitor was “Wow”! The shots came out better then I thought that they might when we were shooting them. I was able to upload the images to the SSAB World’s server in Sweden and the gig was done. The client was ecstatic with the shots and that’s always a great feeling to make someone so happy!
This gig shows you just how much things have changed from the way that I was contacted by the client to the delivery of the images over the internet!
Here’s one of the snaps that we got from our shoot along with a nice behind the scenes look at the lighting equipment and gear that we used to pull this shot off!
I hope that you have a wonderful week as always and thanks again for checking out my work!!!!
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