Glass Walls and a Glass Ceiling

Monday, September 24, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe assignment was to photograph a woman who was the subject of an article on women of color hitting a glass ceiling in terms of promotions/advancement.

Pre-Production:

The woman happened to work in a great building which a huge glass lobby, and the metaphor just worked well.  It was a bright sunny day outside,  and matching/beating the sun was what I wanted to do.

Assignment:

Assignment ConstructArriving on site, I wasn’t prepared for it to be AS glassy as it was, and it was great. We set up and shot two angles, and I liked this one better. Here’s an image without the strobe, and with, to see the impact of the light, as well as a shot showing the light we used. I also put a tungsten gel over the strobe so that the outside would go even more blue than normal.

Post-Production:

We processed the images normally, and posted them to an online gallery for the photo editor to review.

Final Analysis:

When the client calls back and says to add onto your bill the web usage because it was decided that they would be using the photo on the website as well, I know it was a success.Assignment ConstructAssignment Construct

Posted by John Harrington on 09/24
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