Well, my first on location photo shoot is over and I managed to get MUCH LESS than I expected of myself. The good news I guess is that I at least got something. Here is one of those somethings…
To start the day off, the garden center owner had apparently forgotten to mention to the workers that we would be there on Sunday (during regular business hours) to do some indoor shooting. Not a big deal there, really. BUT, in addition, a coupon mailer had gone out earlier in the week, and what was normally a pretty slow Sunday was this week a hustling, bustling garden center. That meant I would not be able to set up my Alien Bees and portable strobes like I had planned. At the time of this shoot I was operating with a 6 dollar ambient only antique flash meter purchased from Ebay,...
Hi Doubleclick7: Since losing my chemistry job in 2008 I started a carpet cleaning business and work as an owner operator. I just emailed the owner of the garden center after finding an article about how she started her business. I offered to trade some carpet cleaning services for the use of her property along with a signed property release and I agreed to provide her with copies of small sizes of the photos (at a web resolution) for her business use. In addition, my insurance agent just purchased a foreclosed bank building and I got her permission to use the place for an upcoming bank photo shoot for free. Well, actually 1 dollar to make it a legal transaction. I offered to compensate her more but I can only assume that because I spend about 4k per year with her as a customer (personal and business insurance, life, disability, etc) she would not accept any pay so I will spend that money on models for the shoot. My dentist is a great friend of mine and he has given...(More)
Nice shots! I wonder if you can share with us how you got in the door? I mean, did you call and ask permission, or were you trading some of your images for the property release? What was your approach?
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