I was recently given the opportunity to shoot some headshots for Michael to be used for LinkedIn and other social media. Whenever doing headshots I like to make sure there's plenty of conversation both before and during the session to make sure the client is comfortable.
Recently, I helped put together a shoot for Tom, a friend I’ve worked with at Shutterstock, to shoot some lifestyle video to be sold as stock footage. We started planning this in late summer and settled on a date when we could all get together. Tom lives in a nice neighborhood in Manhattan so to keep it simple we shot in his apartment and just outside the building near the water.
The model on the shoot was Stephanie Damiano. I worked with her 2 years ago when she was toward the beginning of her adult modeling career. Since that time, she’s done very well for herself. She’s currently in 3 films, had TV appearances and other exciting projects in addition to being an NYU student. Samantha Linn was the MUA that had worked with Stephanie in the past and joined us on set. She was great to work with as well.
Anyway, onto the shoot. I brought my Movi to the shoot to have Tom try it out. We planned for some fairly static shots and some that included movement and the Movi gives you this fantastic, smooth feel to the shot. While Tom was shooting the scene below, I was able to snap a few stills of Stephanie eating this fruit plate. She did great in making it look like she was really enjoying it. I’ll update this post once the final clips are posted for sale.
Great crew and super fun shoot!
Update: Here's a link to the videos.
Okay, a little corney on my title. More to the point, something I enjoy is finding new, exciting, and photographically - is that a word? - relavant things on the web. I've been hearing lots of great buzz about this site called Pinterest. I created an account and so far, so good.
What I like about it is that its a different way to discover images. I like the concept of being able to create boards which you could think of like a folder or a category. Within that board, you can post images that you want to group together. I'm using it for two things so far. The first is to use it to put some ideas for my next shoot. The second is to start to work on a new idea I have that I'd like to call "Pleasing my senses". More to come on that. In the meantime...