Snow day without snow

We had a snow day last month, a snow day without snow. From the set design side, a little snow might have been nice but if it had snowed I probably wouldn’t have been able to get these guys to drive over to the TransCanada power plant in Queens NY for a photoshoot either. Sure it was cold, sure I was wearing a fur hat, down parka and mittens but these guys are snow pros! Interesting showing up on location and having security tell you you can’t photograph the power plant, smokestacks, waterfront, barge, dock or any infrastructure. Okay, not interesting but that was the gig.

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Shot with:

  • Canon 5DmkII
  • Profoto AcuteB & umbrella
  • Special Sauce
What I learned: Mac Laptop battery life is reduced by… maybe 7x when it’s below freezing so tethered shooting can be precarious. If it was my car, it would have had an inverter in it. Oh well, NYC sucks for owning a car so I rent.