This weekend I did a 3-part photo shoot for Barrington Stage Co. for pre-production publicity photos. The whole shoot took less than an hour and a half, and I’m really happy with some of the shots. In each case, my setup was a minimal one or two strobe heads and an umbrella.
Shooting theatre work can be both rewarding and frustrating. It’s frustrating in that the sense of urgency and timeliness is all. Also, it’s often a kind of ‘run and gun” type of job where you don’t really get to being much to the task other than showing up and paying attention. It’s rewarding because you get to drop into other people’s creative space and play in it, and because the content varies so much. Like these photos of three completely different plays: The Violet Hour, Seussical, and Scary Girl.
I particularly like the shots of young actor Austin Lysy for the way that with just a few simple props, the right light and the right clothes everything came together.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday Afternoon.