I had a great shoot the other week in New York City with the pop star Jessie J. She’s huge in the UK with a number 1 album over there, and her music is starting to make a big impact in the United States. You may have caught her on shows like Saturday Night Live or Ellen recently.
I only had about 15 to 20 minutes for this entire shoot and I was trying to accomplish 3 completely different setups in that narrow window, while also warming up and communicating with my subject and also getting my lighting as perfect as possible. Things moved so quickly that I had to rehearse the mental checklist of things that I needed to accomplish with each setup (lighting adjustments, lens selection, portrait subject interaction, etc). Thankfully Jessie was a pro and very easy to connect with.
I think I’m pretty pleased how everything came out! Let me know what you think. You can see a few of these images big on my photography website: CLICK
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