I had another great opportunity to shoot for the Nob Hill Gazette, this time at the Legion of Honor to photograph Max Hollein, the director of San Francisco's fine art museums. The museum had just opened up it's Klimt exhibit, so naturally we set up to set Max amongst that body of work.
The first look was in the main room of the exhibition. After locking in a careful blend of the ambient lighting of the museum with strobes to highlight the pieces and our subject, Helena (the museum's PR manager) stood in for a test.
A little tweaking with some gels and color balance to dial in the mood and we were ready to have Max step in. What I didn't know was that we were scheduled to have him exactly when the museum opened to the public.
It took a bit to get a moment clear of tourists but ultimately we got the feature image for the story.
After getting the first look, we moved the gear into the adjacent room and quickly set up for an alternate look. Once again, Helena stood in to nail the light test.
We then had Max step in for a few frames, got the look we need, and with about 20 minutes in total of shooting both looks it was time to pack it all up.
Thanks to Matt Petty a the Gazette for another great assignment, Helena for her help coordinating the day, and of course Max for being such an easy and friendly subject.