ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

7 Things Only the Photographer Cares About on Set

By January 14, 2020 Current News

Screenshot of article posted on FstoppersCross-posted from Fstoppers
[by Scott Choucino]

Being a photographer comes with perils that only fellow photographers can relate to. Here are 7 things that only photographers care about on set.

Let’s start with the biggest one. Creative directors rarely care about the laws of physics. All they want is the final image. Trying to explain to someone that they can’t have even lighting with dramatic shadows that is hard, specular, whilst remaining soft and diffused can be tricky. Working out what is done in post and what is a lighting job and translating that to your client is really the crux of most commercial shoots. It is rare that you have a director who is concerned with physics, but I guarantee that every photographer does.

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