We have the answers of Drew Gardner to the questions contest on Facebook!
Here his replies:
Justis Sausageroll Saayman: Would you rather compose a shot after or try and do the shoot in one shot? eg. you have the cops outside the elevator in one of your photos. Would you shoot that with a plethora of lights in one go and then just colour edit the shot, or shoot the guy in the Elevator, the cops and then the crowd and compose, post shoot?
Thank you very much for your question.
The goat in the elevator is a shot from a few years ago, and my style continues to evolve.
If I was shooting this commercially I would probably shoot all the character individually and do it in post to make sure I got it spot on
If it were my own project I would probably shoot it in one…
I hope this helps!
Jason Stone You’re a big voice touting the abilities of the Canon C300 – having made your money and profession based upon stills, do you feel that you can match your career earnings and compete on an even level with those who’ve been doing video for years and years with the large gear setup? Is it too large a jump to make? Is the learning curve too sharp? Is the gear expense out of this world? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Thanks for question.
Only make major investments in gear if you are certain you can recoup the investment.
As for competing with established names in the video world we are doing just that, with some excellent productions under our belts for the biggest names.
It is though, a very steep learning curve, which you can only achieve by collaborating with experts in their chosen field.
Video is a team game.
Alan Turner Technology is constantly improving and allowing for new possibilities to be realised in the world of photography. If you could have some type of new technological feature in camera, lighting, software or something else photo related, to allow you to do something different or easier, what would it be?
Right now it would be hi speed wireless connectivity between camera’s and computers and affordable super slow motion like the Phantom hi speed camera.
Guess I had better get saving…
David Apeji What criteria would you use in selecting images for your portfolio? Ideally these should be your strongest images that represent you best, but that would typically be in one’s own opinion. Some of us don’t have the luxury of having an established industry expert review our portfolio and even if we did they might not have the time to dig through one’s work to discover the images that really ‘should’ have been chosen. What advice do you have for this?
Would you rather compose a shot after or try and do the shoot in one shot? eg. you have the cops outside the elevator in one of your photos. Would you shoot that with a plethora of lights in one go and then just colour edit the shot, or shoot the guy in the Elevator, the cops and then the crowd and compose, post shoot?
I blogged about building the perfect portfolio in November: http://photography-thedarkart.blogspot.com/2011/11/building-ultimate-portfolio.html
Not a great deal I can add to that, other than start and finish with a strong image…