New work for Princeton University’s Office of Finance and Treasury, a wrap around cover and inside section head for their Report of the Treasurer 2017-2018: A Ten Year Look at Princeton’s Financial, Physical, and Human Capital.
Behind the scenes:
The cover spread (the Washington Road Bridge spanning Carnegie Lake) was shot with a Canon 5DSR and I bounced between two Canon tilt/shift lenses, the 24mm TSE II and the 17mm TSE. The Physical Capital section header was shot with the same camera and a Canon 90mm TSE lens.
Sun position/scouting images:
One of the advantages of being local to a project is that you can reschedule on the fly based on the weather. I had planned to shoot the project in one day, the Physical Capital section header, Streicker Bridge, in the morning and the cover spread, the Washington Road Bridge, at sunset. But the weather being fickle was not going to hold into the evening the day of the Streicker shoot and that could not be rescheduled because talent had been arranged to populate the bridge.
So, I shot the cover spread on my own the evening before. To keep that kit small I did not shoot tethered but I did add an extra monitor to let me preview a bigger image.
I should add a caveat. While I had no assistant for the Washington Road Bridge leg, I did have a visitor drop by, Carnegie Lake’s resident beaver swam over to see what I was up to.
The Streicker Bridge leg was a slightly bigger production. I shot the bridge from numerous angles in the early morning light, working tethered and with an assistant. Then in the late morning we met up with the client to stage students crossing the bridge. This was great timing as the talent would be backlit and the bridge would contrast well against the foliage.