BRIEF: SHOOTING PRODUCTION STILLS: Reportage photography and portraits:
To shoot in a reportage style creating body of work with stand alone iconic, hero images for Jaguar Land Rover Every Engine shoot.
When filming for marketing and advertising it is often the case that a stills photographer is commissioned for the purpose of shooting production stills.
For the reasons that stills are going to be required for print publications and web, annual report etc.
This is where the film and photo crews need to work together.
Usually film / video led, the stills photographer will be working in tandem and is expected to get shots of each area of filming usually with no interruption to the production.
Day to day I usually work alone or in small teams so it is almost unbelievable to see the size of some productions.
Large budget productions can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, stopping fo the photographer is not an option.
So my ability to capture great images without interrupting the flow of the shoot is key.
When working behind the scenes, the crew are not going to tell you what to do and no producer or director needs you to be stopping the action because you “missed” a shot.
For this shoot we needed to create reportage of the filming, portraits of staff once they had been interviewed and then shoot the full outdoor (dawn) film set.
Most noteworthy this commission reuired the ability to work quickly in ever changing scenes.
As an experienced reportage photographer I have the ability to work pro-actively, not just re-actively.
Hence I understand how to get the best from any situation, being in the right place and pre visualising the next shot moving to the right location before it happens.
If you follow this link to the portfolio of shots you can see the variety of work accomplished dover the 4 hours of shooting.