Matt Kloskowski meets Jeremy Cowart outside a Tennessee prop warehouse to do a commercial shoot for country music stars, The Eli Young Band.
Jeremy explains his choice of location for this particular band, since he was given the choice, as he takes Matt through his concept ideas.
Jeremy demonstrates what makes him such a popular photographer in the music industry as he talks with the band and gets them comfortable as he begins his shoot and messes with the lighting.
After getting the production shot he wants, Jeremy moves on to some different positioning and discusses his settings with Matt. You can see that the final shot chosen from this part of the session became the main header at http://www.eliyoungband.com
Never afraid to try something new, Jeremy attempts something a little different for a country genre with a shiny background, a ring light and a disco ball.
Candles and flammable material don't mix if you're not careful but with Jeremy's lighting set up, it makes a great publicity shot for anything the label needs.
An idea for a fun shot to have the band "put in storage" at the warehouse has everyone cracking up. Jeremy's notion for how the photo might be used winds up coming true… It's on the website if you look for it.
Each shot must have consistent lighting in order to composite later for whatever Jeremy chooses. Plus, Jeremy discusses some of the contractual aspects of commercial shoots.
Jeremy shares the equipment list for everything he's using on this shoot. Then, an assistant reads from a Chuck Norris joke book to get the band laughing for some casual shots while Jeremy adjusts the lighting.
Everyone moves outside to get more candid shots and to discuss what needs to be cropped and removed in Photoshop from the outdoor scene.
Back in the KelbyTraining.com studios, Jeremy teaches his RAW processing workflow using Capture One Pro.
While in our studios, Jeremy hears back from the client on which pictures they want. What you're seeing is his real editing process that went off to the client after filming was done.
The commercial shoot process comes to a close with Jeremy's final touches in Photoshop. This is his last chance to put his creative mark on these pictures before they are put to use by the record label.