Since much of my lifestyle print is based on scripted action, talent that can act, and a fluid camera style, I felt very nature with a live action commercial. For you tech heads, we shot with the RED and not because of itÔÇÖs ability to do 4K stills but itÔÇÖs large sensor which allowed us to use some excellent optics like Cooke primes and Anginuex zooms.
One book that I have enjoyed is Caffeine for the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain by Stefan Mumaw …. No copying mind you, but sometimes a texture, the model, or the mood gives you an idea of a photo you can call your own.
I have a set of cards (business card stock from Avery) that I printed Characters names on, another set with an action (verb), another set with locations (barbershop, Loft, Car Dealership) and a adverb set (aggressively, lovingly,with revenge)…. It’s a selection of cards with various things to do like: Problem Solver When working on something I follow these instructions: When working on a photo, I gather every resource I can from story ideas, styliing notes, casting information and go thru it all.