Childhood Obesity: Making Right Choices
So I was hired to shoot a feature for Health Magazine, which is produced by Gulfshore Life. I was contracted to produce a photo about childhood obesity and the choices you make as a parent and how they will affect you child both in the short term and long term. I contacted a friend of mine, Trip Perkins, a chef and food stylist and had him prepare the food for the shoot. The concept was to get a kid, Mason Moran, and sow him getting ready to bite into a big old hamburger. Jesse Adams, an art director for Gulfshore Life, was pretty open to what ever I shot so I had some great freedom. I also ended up using Mason’s mother, Melissa an old friend in the shot. It turned out great. The other alternatives I ended up doing was the hand picking up the cookie with the good choices in the background as well as the food on a balance scale to show how you should weigh your choices. Anyway look for the article in Health Magazine. For the technical minded. I shot it at iso 100 at f.11 on a Canon 5d Mark II, I used 6 lights one on the background, two rim lights on either side, a hair light, a beauty dish over head and in front and a 5 foot octabank for fill behind me.