Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a scene, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Storytelling through Photography.
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(MUSIC). …Douglas: Then the most important parts, the entire little door, really functions …around what the public sees at night. Now, the way we had to do this was to get …people of our own in there rather than to be, we're not going to shoot a candid …shot of that restaurant tonight; we wouldn't have the control we wanted. …And, so what I did is i selected this area where you'd see the effect of this arch. …Then, I knew I could put two people in the far back, but I wanted some people …comparatively close to me in the foreground, because I wanted it to feel …and look real. Lean on the table, uuu, if you will, and …look into his eyes. Get a little closer, yes that's it, …that's it. Good, good, good, good, good, yes, yes, …yes, yes, yes. So, what I wanted to do is make any light …that we introduced there very minimal. So what I did frankly was I took one of …our plug-in strobes, and then I put a warm gel on it, and I bounced that off …the far end of the wall. And then I took the little LED in the …
The course begins with a sampling of some of Douglas's photojournalism work for magazines such as LOOK. Next, accompany Douglas as he and his camera tell the story of a restaurant and its team at work. The photo story begins at a farmers' market at dawn, as the chef chooses his ingredients, continues through the day's menu preparations, and concludes with dinner and dessert. Along the way, Douglas describes his creative process and shares insights gained from decades as a photojournalist.