Posted by Workbook on 10/09/2014 — Filed under: Features, Headline, Photography
By Justin Clemons
So my assistants and I pull up outside of a large concert venue about two hours before we are planned to shoot Tim McGraw. I wanted enough time to scout a cool location and set up my lighting. We start walking through the parking lot and this extremely fit guy with his shirt off and headphones in jogs past us. I asked, "That’s not Tim McGraw, is it?"
I say that because he looked like a 25-year-old who has been working out his whole life. He was ripped. Come to find out it, it was him, and he does cross fit every night before a show.
We get into our specific area given to us, which was about 10 feet by 15 feet. Not kidding. I had to get two different looks, and one needed to be a full-body shot on a 9 foot seamless. Haha. I took a couple of deep breaths, and then we went at it. The seamless barely fit. Fortunately, I brought a bunch of old barn wood as a possible backdrop. Tim's PR person said that this won't possibly work fitting both sets in this small area, then added that she doubts Tim would like the wood backdrop either. Long story short, we did fit it all in; I got my two shots in under ten minutes, and Tim loved the wood backdrop. Haha, I learned that trusting my gut, not freaking out and being prepared, pays off.
P.S. Tim McGraw was extremely nice and such a cool guy. I really enjoyed this one.