Let me introduce you to my friend, Henry Hamman. Henry is a talented writer, great guy and a lot of fun to hang with. (he also is super smart and loves photography)
Today I am driving to Sewanee, which is about 100 miles South of Nashville. We’ll meet Henry there and set up to photograph some VIP that is an alumnus of the College. This is the second job I’ve been hired to photograph for them, I did one last summer too. The assignment: Create a portrait that will match a wall full of portraits they have previously commissioned through the years so it fits seamlessly into their design. No room for my private interpretation of the subject, just replicate what’s already been done. To some, this may not sound like fun, even boring. I consider it a challenge to hone my skills and get it right for the client.
So, my gear is tested, packed and ready. We will drive a couple hours, set up the studio and photograph our subject. When we are done, we will have completed our task in about 5 minutes! I will post our final portrait in the next few days so you can see what we ended up with for our client. Last year this was shot with a Nikon D700 and 70-200 f2.8 lens. This year I will be using my Fuji X Pro 1 and the 60mm macro lens. This is my first actual job with this combination and I can’t wait!