Up close and personal? Not so much…
Memo to Photo Editor: I’ve come up with a great scheme to cut down on costs associated with shooting big events like for example auto shows.
Most of these venues have at least one or two unguarded rafter windows or skylights, so our photographers could just shoot through them from a distance instead of buying expensive tickets to get through the doors.
Look at this test I shot a couple of days ago. Here is an itty-bitty model standing next to a teensy-weensy car.
This is just what readers want to see, assuming they have access to an electron microscope. If you look at this section which I have blown up 4,000 times, you can almost make out the model’s face, at least if she was your sister or something.
I know, not ALL show locations have convenient windows, but those that don’t may have cracks in the walls, or roof shingles that can be moved aside. One way or another, we can offer great shots without having to get anywhere near the stage.
I say we practice this to get it right, in time for the next Olympics….
A model stands next to Maruti Suzuki’s new concept car at India’s Auto Expo in New Delhi January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi