A Full Day at Virgin Galactic and only 5 Minutes with Richard Branson. But Still a Shoot of a Lifetime for Chris Crisman.

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I often say that I am on the wrong side of the desk in this business.  I see the layouts and estimate the jobs that bring our photographers all over the world.  I email them while they are in the Bahamas, Skype with them while they are in South Africa, hear about the latest hip hotel they tried out in NY and see photos of wrap dinners all around the world.  If I were on the other side of the desk, I could be out there with them on all those cool shoots.  Instead, I live vicariously through them.

Well, Chris Crisman had a shoot of a lifetime recently, and I would have LOVED to have attend.  Not only did he get to unrestricted access to Virgin Galactic, but he met Sir Richard himself.

I think I need to start speaking up and offer my services as a roadie!

The shoot was a once in a lifetime experience for sure, it is no wonder he wrote a three part blog post about it.  Link to the posts below to see behind the scenes of his day.

PART I:  The Spaceport

Part II:  The Features

Part III:  The Cover

Chris Crisman Shows You Behind the Scenes of the Latest At Edge Microview Cover

Chris Crisman Macroview At Edge

By now you should have received the latest At Edge Macroview 13.  As always, it is full of talented photographers and inspiring imagery. At Edge always does an incredible job curating the work that is being produced by the photographers advertising in their invite only publication.  It always an honor to be seen with the other photographers that are showcased in the book.

This month, it is particularly exciting in that At Edge has featured Chris Crisman on the cover.  The image is a popular one whenever we show the portfolio.  It is of Tumblr CEO, David Karp.

Link here to see the blog post Chris shared about the shoot.

Behind the Scenes Video from Leigh Beisch Studio

Everyone loves a behind the scenes video so we thought sharing this one about an October shoot would be fun to share on Halloween.  Leigh Beisch recently posted this on her blog and here is what she had to say about it.  Enjoy!

“Recently we did a Halloween shoot for Delicious Living Magazine, which is a national healthy lifestyle magazine that you can pick up at places like Whole Foods. One of my clients came with her DSLR and shot this video of our shoot behind the scenes. At first I was nervous since I usually hate every photo of me ever taken- I guess that is the bane of being a photographer- being hyper critical of photos that represent you! I love what Erin did- so wanted to share. I was inspired by her gumption- she works full time and has two babies and found the time to learn how to shoot video! She also shot the video in a somewhat reluctant atmosphere- but she persisted and made something fun for her magazine.  She plans to post it on the Delicious Living Magazine Website soon.”

Link here to see video

Time Lapse Photo Shoot Video from Chris Crisman

Everyone loves a time lapse video so I thought it would be fun to post one that Chris Crisman created for his recent cover photo shoot with O Magazine.  Link here for the corresponding blog post about his behind the scenes experience on the shoot.   The title of the article is Transitions. It is fitting giving that we are going from summer into fall and our last quarter of the year.  The lazy days of summer are winding down for sure!

Click here for Time Lapse Video of photo shoot for O Magazine

Badges of Distinction – Kevin Twomey shares his experience shooting something unusual.

We always like when our photographers shoot for editorial projects.  They often come away energized and excited about either what they shot or how they shot it.   On a recent shoot for Bicycling Magazine, Kevin Twomey was asked to photograph head badges.  He enjoyed the project so much he surprised us with this blog post.

“One of my recent assignments was with Bicycling Magazine, photographing head tube badges.  Before the project I had never taken much notice because most of todays badges are merely stick-on decals of the company’s logo, like the one on my Gunnar. The attention that was given to creating these badges was quite amazing, as seen in the opening spread of the story.

Most of the badges in the story came from collector Jim Langley, who is very passionate about anything to do with bicycles.  He has been collecting badges since the late 1970′s and now has approximately 600 of them dating from the 1880′s to current day.

After the shoot, I went online to do a little more head tube research and found some people filling the void by creating their own badges. One bicycle shop in Maryland, The Bicycle Escape, created badges out of bottle caps.  Another was a Star Wars Stormtrooper with what looked like a Hello Kitty bow.
So now when someone pulls up next to me on a bike, instead of checking out their components, I’ll be looking for a nice head badge.”

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