October 28, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment
Probably a better night for laughs then shooting photos (photographers were asked to shoot from the back of the lower-level seating in the theatre – pretty far from the stage and if you weren’t shooting with at least a 300mm lens, which I wasn’t, you could forget it.) Knowing Mr. Seth Meyers would be coming out to close the show and say the obligatory goodnights as acting host, I cheated a bit at the end of the night and shot a few frames from much closer seats recently vacated by people heading for the exits early.
October 18, 2009 by Richard Budman · 1 Comment
I have to admit when I asked Dan Aykroyd about the status of Ghostbusters 3 at a recent event to launch his fathers new book – I did not know that Bill Murray was asked the same question just the previous night in London.
But the two actors commenting on Ghostbusters last week made for a good story and shot7.com is grateful to the many blogs and movie news sites that picked up on our video and Aykroyd photos – Reel Loop, ScreenRant, CinemaBlend and more. It was especially cool to see our favorite movie news site of them all – The Playlist, pick up on the GB3 story (and use a shot7 photo!)
I purposely arrived early at the Aykroyd book event because I wanted a good choice of seat and where I would shoot the duo from. I have long discovered when shooting families or brothers, rarely is the straight-on shot the best one (often too much distance between the subjects, I wanted to ensure I could bring the Aykroyds visually close together in the frame.) For the Dan and Peter, I wanted to shoot them from a 45 to 60-degree angle from a dead-on centre spot. The way the stage was set up, their natural-looking position for most of their interview would not be towards my camera, but I figured over the course of a 30-minute talk they would have to be a few times they would look over in my direction, and then I would have the look AND angle I wanted.
shot7 video – Natalie Portman at Toronto Film Festival for press on Love And Other Impossible Pursuits
October 6, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment
This is the first in a video series. If there is one trend in DSLR photography today – is that many of the higher-end cameras coming to market are now shooting video, as well as stills.