Always nice when you see your work on magazine covers on newstands. This month we have two cover images, one on Digital Photo Magazine, the other Alaska Magazine.
After living in Alaska for years, guiding and photographing all over the state, Alaska always feels like home. The cover fishing shot was taken near my house on a local stream. The trick with this image was stabilizing the tripod in a moving stream for a long exposure to get the silky water. And having the fisherman be completely still for 20 seconds.
I shoot a lot of stories on a variety of topics for Digital Photo Magazine. This shoot was interesting in that my neighbor caused it. He was given a vintage car to watch over for a few months, and when I saw the car parked in his driveway I knew we had to do a photo shoot using it. We found a great model to pose in the car in a bright dress. We set up a main light through a deep profile Elinchrom Octabank and used gridded accent lights to her right and one coming through the back window to simulate the sun and highlight her hair. Elinchrom Rangers and Skyports were used for the strobes.
I’m in New York right now at the Eddie Adams Workshop, truly a one of a kind workshop and an amazing experience. This workshop is by invite only based on a student’s portfolio. Students are assigned stories to cover over the weekend, I’m very excited to see the final images!