High-Profile Shoot Lessons: Photographing the US Vice President and an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Every genre of photography comes with its own set of challenges, but all of them can also give us opportunities for a very important or high-profile shoot. And when it comes, you need to be thoroughly prepared for it. How thorough exactly? J.T. of Run N Gun YouTube channel gives us an idea in one of his recent videos.
J.T. has spent his recent years doing military photography, so we can say he's got some pretty unique opportunities for high-profile shoots and documentary work. One of those recently came up, when he was the only photographer allowed to take photos of the US Vice President during what looked like a routine check of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Ever find yourself feeling like you are hitting your head against brick wall with your street work? Feeling deflated, leading to something that is meant to be a source of enjoyment, becoming a monotonous burden on your mind. Coming home with with an SD card full of images that look exactly like your previous session. The same brick walls, the same angles and sometimes, even the same people. Your relationship with street photography can start to feel like a job - tagging in and tagging out, without really being present during the process in between. You do the same walk, pit stop at the same coffee shops and get the same bus home. This isn't what street photography is meant to be and the reason it is happening is because you are staying too close to home.
Korean lens maker Samyang has been known to throw out teasers when they have new lenses in the works and staying true to form, the company is at it yet again. There have been SAR reports over the last several months about some possible Samyang FE lenses that were in development but until now nothing from the company indicated that a new lens was actually incoming.