I have had the privilege of making portraits of many amazing physicians and nurses. I am grateful for the way health care providers put their lives on the line every day taking care of us. They are true heroes who will see us all through this global pandemic.
Since physicians are so busy, I usually only have just a few minutes to light the scene and come up with an interesting pose. For the portrait below, I used a blue gel on the background light that automatically warmed up the main light.
Since the health industry has become more competitive, most providers have gotten comfortable with the marketing and the visual content needed for websites and social media platforms. I have found health care providers to be very warm and kind people who are patient while posing.
I often use my portable battery strobe light, on a rolling light stand; bounced off the ceiling for a soft lighting
effect. If time permits, I use two lights with umbrellas; a main light and a fill light.
I appreciate the long hours and sacrifices they make to keep us all healthy. Thank you! Thank you!
As I am writing this blog, it is my sincere hope that all my readers are doing well during these challenging times. I am very grateful that my family and I have remained healthy through this pandemic. I am coping by staying home and viewing instructional videos on commercial photography and Photoshop. The Professional Photographers of America and Nikon have made all of their on-line courses available for free, and I am learning a lot. I am also spending time cleaning the house and working on my lawn.
I have lived through wage and price controls, malaise, stagflation and the oil crisis of the 1970s and the recession of the early 1980s. Then there was another bad recession in the early 1990s when many banks failed. More recently we had the “Great Recession” of 2008-09. Nothing in my experience compares to this terrible virus outbreak and shut down of all non-essential businesses. All my future photo assignments have been cancelled or postponed; however, I did receive some photography work that was unexpected. I was contacted by Realtors Debbie and Steve Temple http://www.steveanddebbietemple.com/ to photograph several of their new home listings in Hebron, CT. This is the only professional photography that I have done in April.
I haven’t photographed home interiors for many years, since most of my assignments recently have been corporate head shots, corporate events, industrial plants, products and Google virtual tours. I really enjoyed the challenge!
Of course, I adhered to all the social distancing guidelines while handling these assignments. I had forgotten how much I enjoy photographing homes. The challenge for me is not just showing the home exterior and the rooms in a beautiful way; but rather making photographs that gives you a feeling for what it is like to live in this home. Whenever possible I light up the background of the next room to draw the viewer's eye into the photo. I want to capture the lifestyle of the home in still photographs.
If you would like to view all of my home listing photos in Hebron, CT; the links are here:
The uncertainty of the future is what makes this pandemic so upsetting. The history of our country has shown us that Americans have endured many challenges from the American Revolution to the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II. We have always learned from the experience and become stronger. Our country also has been very generous in helping other countries. I truly believe that we will overcome this challenge; it is just a matter of time. I also believe that the American dream of home ownership will always be with us.
Hang in there and Stay Healthy!
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