When working with a subject during a photo shoot, you may come into conflict with them. The conflict could be over creative ideas, or about the rules of their art form. How do you deal with this conflict? In this video, author Joe McNally discusses how he diffuses conflict on set by being charming and by nicely stating your case.
- Yeah, it is a balancing act, you know,…because yeah you say, ah man that would be really cool…that one, that combination.…And they say, oh well no, in the world of belly dance,…that wouldn't happen.…But it would look really cool.…(laughs)…And honestly, how many people are going to look…at this picture who have any knowledge of dance whatsoever?…Oh you know, so yeah, so you try to strike a pleasant,…my old editor at Life used to say I had a,…he looked at me, he goes, for one difficult job,…he said we're going to need a healthy dose…of your curious blend of charm and aggression on this Joe.…
And that's an interesting way to put it you know?…You have to be charming, you have to be sweet,…but you also have to kind of step forward…and state your case.…I shot a cover of Time of a Canadian Olympian,…and she was an Aboriginal Canadian and an activist,…and I had the Canadian flag, I had a specially custom made…Canadian flag that was huge, hanging in the studio,…and she walked in and she says,…I'm not posing in front of the flag,…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
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1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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