Episode 14 • How We Shoot
In this episode, the hosts turn the lens on themselves, examine their shooting styles, methods and subject matter.
Jeff asks Gabe about his portraiture work:
- How did you get started doing portraiture work? Seems to be your favorite mode of photography – is it?
- How did the word get out? – models now tag you when they’re coming to town
- How do you prepare? – choosing cameras, film stocks, location, wardrobe, looks
- Model releases – do you get ’em? What are the terms of your agreement with them? Do you charge for them to use your stuff, pay them for the session, or is it a favor by you/them?
- Do you shoot mostly men, women or a mix? Do you have a preference?
- How do you direct and work with your subject?
- Does mom or dad or manager or publicist ever attend the shoot?
- How long is a session? What’s the ideal length?
- How do you cull, how many images do you show them?
- If a shot is published, what do you get? What’s the best placement you’ve ever gotten?
- You don’t have to name names, but talk about your best session ever… and your worst
Gabe asks Jeff about his photos of “plants and buildings”:
- What’s your favorite subject to shoot?
- How often do you think about shooting?
- Is there a camera you take with you more than others?
- How do you make the decision of what camera to bring?
- Will you approach people to shoot?
- What camera do you bring that’s always been a conversation starter?
- How do you decide what film stock to use?
- How often do you shoot and then go home right away and process?
- Where are your favorite places to go take pictures?
- What is your favorite travel camera?
- How many rolls of film will you bring to shoot?
- Do friends ever ask you to take pictures?
- Has anyone asked you to do a wedding?
- What are you thinking about when you’re shooting? Framing? Exposure? Bokeh?
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