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And you might think with10 years+ of photography experience under my belt that there isn’t much more to learn in the industry.
When I was presented with a job for Bald Head Island’s magazine, Haven, on stand up paddleboarding (SUP), I jumped at the chance. My assignment? To capture the journey of two guys who were learning to paddleboard for the first time. I was excited.
I started laying out my ideas and concepts for the shoot and quickly realized that this was going to be a big undertaking. I couldn’t just show up with my regular gear and expect to get exactly what I wanted. I had to think outside the box, or better yet, think inside some underwater housing. There were certain shots I had already decided that I wanted, and to get them required getting in the water. Even before my assistants and I left for the shoot, we had to plan and prep: cameras, lenses, cards, computers, underwater housing, drives, etc. Our plans were to spend 3 days on the island with one FULL day of shooting. Anyone who spotted us would have easily assumed that we were headed on a two week excursion. We are talking gear-galore!
P.S. Rest in peace to the iPhone that was lost at sea during this assignment.
To read the SUP article in the online version of Haven, click here.
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