utah commercial photographer | test shoot for a commercial client
This was a test shoot/model casting thing I did before I did a shoot for a Luxury Blanket Company, careAboo. It is so different when you get a child behind a camera, I think all children are so beautiful and special in their own way, but some kids tense up behind the camera and have a hard time getting candid. I usually can get the candid feel out of most kids, but during commercial shoots, unfortunately there is not time for this, so I wanted to get them behind the camera first before I recommended which models would be best for careAboo to use. They actually all ended up doing great, so it really came down to their heights, etc. and what three would work best together for this commercial client’s photography purposes.
It was a crazy day that day though, I had this amazing spot picked out to do the shoot and right before everybody was to meet up, there was a huge fire in Alpine, very near where we were going to shoot, it was on the mountain side but coming towards the houses, so of course we couldn’t be anywhere near the fire.
With models, parents and everybody in their cars we drove to this house I knew of that let’s me take photos there, the problem was it is a very “shaded” house and at the time we were shooting there was not a lot of light at all, one thing to know about “candid photography” and “group shots” is you need light, otherwise all of the movement will look blurry, etc. And you don’t want to go too low on your aperture if you are shooting multiple kids in a shot so all of the faces are in focus… so basically did my best to work with what I had.
I had Mia Belle Baby send some clothes for the shoot so they could get some cute photos from it since I was doing the shoot anyway.
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