Quiet on the SET!


Jeff Foxworthy and David Morris discussing something about two feet wide

In mid-July I traveled to Pine Mountain, Georgia to do a shoot for Versus Country television. They had assembled their entire hook and bullet talent lineup for a two-day media production event, and my job was to get the still images that they’d need for their upcoming fall/winter advertising program.

I’ve done a couple of shoots in the past that combined film and stills, but this one was a completely different animal. With sound, lights, art direction, shooters, stylists, wardrobe, and caterers, the total production involved a small army of people, and mine was the least expensive gear pile on the lot. Over two days they arranged about a dozen different sets on the grounds of Callaway Gardens preserve and resort. There were log cabins, campfires, bass boats, ATV’s, old pickups, rods and guns, rattling horns–toys galore.

The challenge, for me, was to get the shots they needed between film takes. Sometimes I only had a few minutes to set up and shoot before the talent got herded off to another location. There was no time for me do any elaborate lighting, but in a few cases I got to use what the film crew had already set up. Even though there was a lot of downtime, I still fired about 2,000 frames and turned out some cool images. It was a fun shoot with a great group of folks.

The art directors at Versus are still going through the keepers, but here a couple of shots from the outtakes file. I’ll post up a few of the finished ad concepts as soon they’re done.


Larry Weishuhn in a tricked-out South Georgia deer camp


Bill Dance, Larry Cszonka and Larry Dahlberg relaxing between shoots

Coming Up

Later this month I’ll be doing a couple of blue water fishing shoots off the Texas coast, and possibly a few more redfish days. In early September I’ll be packing my shotgun for dove season.

If you need stock images, my entire archive is available (really big) by FTP delivery and I can usually get them to you within minutes as long as I’m not too far from my desk. Stock usage rates are priced on request.

Drop in and have a look…

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