Its a 5 day competition on the prestigious Golf du Mont d’Arbois, with celebrities, CEOs of big companies, kids, very enthusiast amateurs and pros, golfing on snow.
We had every possible weather conditions during the week, from Snow storm-i-cant-see-you-10-meters-from-here, to crisp sunrise with fresh snow, thus the shooting experience was fantastic – we had total freedom from the organisation to shoot how we wanted (can we do some black and whites ? sure, i’d love to have some black and whites…).
Apart from a few top VIPs we had to do a special focus on, there was no need to shoot everyone, our mission was to give a feeling of the event. So we’ve been experimenting… from wide angle- crouched-on-the ground-get-everything-on-focus, to zoomed in-with-very-narrow-field-of-view-teleshots, with Brice becoming sometimes a Voice Activated Lightstand with a small softbox triggered wirelessly.
The post production also allowed us to bring the shots to the look we wanted, with some cool black and white pictures we envisioned at the time. That was our second time shooting golf (on snow… again), and we loved the experience.
At the same time during the week, my first photographic exhibition was taking place in the Guilhem Gallery. It went well, i had very positive feedback and even managed to sell a couple of prints – click the Rolls-Royce-parked-outside-the-gallery-picture underneith to check the virtual tour of the exposition.
The free magazine they designed to promote the event was a big success, it was a big size classy magazine, printed very well on top quality paper. I had a lot of my photos in it, some on double pages between prestigious ads for Rolls Royce for instance… You can download the magazine by clicking on its cover underneith.
So overall it was a great week, with very happy clients – making us very happy photographers…
Time to get back to freestyle / freeride shoots now !