Location Photography

Location photography covers a lot of ground. Everything from the "grip 'n grin" photographer popping off on-camera-flash shots at the convention hall to the annual report photographer who spends hours crafting each shot - it's all under the umbrella of LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY.

In my offerings, I separate location photography into three categories: advanced available-light photography, "equipped" location photography, and "extreme conditions" photography

Advanced Available-Light Photography
I meter the color temperature of the scene, then color balance an on-camera flash using CC filters. I use a gentle fill ratio that opens shadows without destroying them. This technique is great for "storytelling shots" where dozens of shots are needed quickly, yet quality must remain high. The results look very natural, and I can work quickly and unobtrusively.
Equipped Location Photography
When lighting every shot on a location shoot, the photographer has ultimate control, and the resulting image quality can be very high (depending on the experience level of the photographer and art director). The trade-off is the number of shots that can be accomplished in a day is low.
"Extreme Conditioins"
By "extreme conditions" I mean scenes with an impossible tonal range or multiple light sources with radically different color temperatures. By capturing the scene in pieces, one light source at a time, I can capture the shot quickly, then recomposite it digitally optimizing each element. It's similar to building an audio track one instrument at a time. Examples are tradeshow photography and QTVR Pans of rooms with expansive window views.