They say it takes a village… and in the world of commercial photography the village surrounding Shaun Fenn includes some of the best in the business. From the focused and fantastic production stylings of Paige Dorian, to the 24/7 resource wonderland that is SYNC, Shaun’s clients at Westin Hotels and Resorts and Venables Bell and Partners had a front row seat to how great advertising images are created.
Transforming locations and creating a mood that matches what the agency and client have established is what Shaun and his team does best. During the Redondo Beach location day, the challenges of cloudy weather and less than ideal location foreground turned out to be the inspiration for what happened next.
It started by shooting plates at an alternate location that had the wooden pier foreground that the client was after. Shaun used a Canon 5DS R with a panoramic head to create a precisely stitched pano that aligned the wooden planks for the image foreground. Then, as the weather took a turn for the worst, Shaun and Co were forced to find a new location to shoot, they were able to find a new place on www.spmtrianglerentals.com . came up with a lighting solution that involved a last minute trip to SYNC, 40 ft. of speedrail, Profoto head extensions and one carefully placed strobe head.
The final image below illustrates how all the pieces came together…