Making unique portraits is becoming increasingly difficult to do and as a result photographers are forced to think outside the box to come up with something fresh. In the video below you are invited to watch professional photographer, Drew Gardner, as he works on a shoot that takes him and his team of assistants up close and personal with a large, but friendly elk. Have a look:
The final image, which you see below, was shot on a Phase One digital back with an exceptional quality leaf shutter lens (LS lens). Gardner also set up some strobes with Profoto softboxes and grids attached to make the model pop from the scene.
The shoot took a team of assistants, one whose job was to keep the elk interested in paying attention by feeding it continuously. There is always an inherent risk of injury when working with animals, but Gardner and his crew handled the animals with caution resulting in a safe and exciting photoshoot.
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