An interesting photo shoot of installed solar panels at a local school. This was all about angles. There are 2 parts to this solar system, with the gigantic battery stored securely behind fencing.
When hired to take one photo the task is to capture every angle in a beautifully balanced image. To get the one shot our client needed we shot for an hour and from every angle. That’s the goal – seek out every good shot, shoot it all and let the client choose “the one”. As with all architecture there is a beauty to the structure, lines converging, verticals and horizontal. It’s a fun shoot using only the basics: the camera and your eye.
Nothing like being alone on a rooftop shoot, especially when the client is asking for a few creative shots.
The client hoped to have the Los Angeles skyline as a background to the rooftop system they had installed on this industrial building. In these two shots the skyline seems close, despite how far away it was. The 70-200 mm Canon lens is a long lens which compresses the background-bringing it closer in the images.
Shot with the Canon 35 mm lens you can see how far away the skyline actually was located.
Using the Canon 35 mm 1.4 lens let us grab this creative shot.
This industrial photo shoot had special needs. Part of which was the temperature of -4 degrees. It took a team of 3 to make this shot work and time was the driving factor, as Southern Californians, we aren’t acclimated for cold. The outside temperature was over 80 degrees.
After an all day shoot this was the last shot due to the temperature, noting the extreme temperature change would be asking a lot of the camera. The lift operator suspended the photographer upwards with the client sprinting through the aisles to trigger the motion sensor-ed facility lights. This gave a window of 30 seconds to grab the shot before the lights shut off. The temperature was taxing to our breathing and stress on the camera equipment. It took 8 hours for the camera body and lens temperature to return to room temperature, no damage to the camera or lens. We were in and out in about 5 minutes, taking 3 shots.
Using a Canon 6d with a 14 mm 2.8 Canon lens.
This freezer operates between 35-50 degrees for refrigerated foods. We shot in here before the subzero freezer and it was breeze.