One of the considerations of the future of the photo industry is Pension & Welfare for crew members. Historically, this hasn't been on the radar within the photo industry. States are now requiring and enforcing Pension & Welfare for photo productions. This tax liability used to just be reserved for productions like TV, Commercials, and feature films. Pension & Welfare is a private sector employee benefit plan. PWBA directly affects the livelihood of over 150 million people who participate in ERISA-covered plans, and protects the … [Read more...] about Pension and Welfare: Why you need to take notice?
Ive been an assistant to some of the most talented people, working on cool projects and helping at awesome workshops. I feel absolutely blessed. The key theme I heard from many that I was helping was that it was so hard to find a great assistant. And once they find a great assistant they hold on and create a stronger team and better pictures. Heres are some key points to be a great assistant: 1. Anticipate Do NOT wait around and wait for someone to tell you want to do but anticipate and be fast. For example, if you are assisting a wedding … [Read more...] about Five Keys to Being a Great Assistant
Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story, and a single look at the photograph can tell you what the story is about. Let me show you three things I think about as I light the background to make an environment worth photographing. 1. It's Gotta Be Believable Lighting and posing a person so he looks his best is my primary concern. (Here are two other articles about lighting and posing to help people look great.) After that's under control, I've got to figure out … [Read more...] about Powerful Environmental Portraits Need 3 Things
Post and Photos By Thomas Shue Scott called me last week to ask if I wanted to be a part of a photo shoot at the speedway. The deal was I had to be there art 6am sharp, ready to work. I live almost an hour away so this is kind of a big deal, but when Scott asked me, I didn't hesitate. I was there early, the sky was incredible, it had rained for the previous three days and we almost had to cancel, but on this day, it was perfect. The track was dripping in excitement, in my head I could see all of the places that are jammed packed with world … [Read more...] about Assisting At A Calendar Shoot – A Fast Car An Empty Race Track – An Incredible Camera