Monday, March 10, 2008

Shockwave Dancers Swimsuit Calendar Shoot with Sam Harnack Studios

Yesterday i joined my friend Sam Harnack to give him a helping hand with his calendar shoot. He was assigned to photograph a swimsuit calendar for the Stockton Lightning Arena football team dancers. I drove over to Lodi and met the group at his studio where i met the dancers and their coach, ex SF 49ers cheerleader Melissa Galvin. We drove north to Lincoln to our location. Our location was a very nice home in a gated community. They had a very large backyard that had a pool with waterfalls and wonderful landscaping. Sam plugged in via wireless to his iMac and when he started and did not stop til we wrapped later that afternoon. I spent that day managing the memory cards, helping set custom white balance and exposures with the Ed Pierce Digital Calibration Targets, using reflectors or scrims to bring in or block the bright sun, and lastly trying to not stare at all the beautiful girls running around in bikinis. We wrapped up the day with dinner at a local Mexican Restaurant in Sacramento. Thanks Sam for the invitation, it was great working with you and seeing the behind the scenes of a photographer i look up to.

Sunrise, the drive to Lodi...


The gals getting their hair did...


Sam in action...



Morgan was stunning...




My view while i held on to one of the trees with one hand and held a scrim on the other hand to cover two of the dancers.


My other view, much better...


My third view, looking down at my feet, the water fountain i was nudged in between while standing on the edge.


What i had to deal with all day...



Me so happy!


The drive home, sunset...


The man, Mr Sam Harnack.



Sylvain Gentile said...

haha rough day of work son, but somebody's gotta do it!

kennykimdotcom said...

don't work too hard buddy. :) nice!