As the leaves are falling and temps are dropping the setting is perfect as I find myself on the road shooting again for director Tyler Stableford and Cabela’s . Last year at this time I began shooting with Tyler and Cabela’s in Lake Cado, TX on the initial award winning ”It’s In Your Nature” campaign. This year the campaign shoot involves nearly thirty days of scouting and shooting combined over the course of October & November in Washington State, Louisiana, Kentucky, Nebraska & Colorado. We began our shoot in early October in Washington shooting on the Olympic Peninsula and near Lake Wenatchee.
From Washington we flew to Louisiana where we shot in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, LA and a bit farther inland towards New Orleans. Following Louisiana we were off to Colorado and then Kentucky before eventually returning to Colorado to take advantage of the early season snow fall and the remaining fall colors in the high country.
This shoot has been altogether unique, beautiful & challenging as nearly every shot happens at either sunrise or sunset where I am constantly having to chase the increasing or decreasing natural light and balance with various sources. We are shooting with the Red Epic predominantly in 5K and using the Zeiss Ultra Primes and the Angenieux 16-42mm & 45-120mm zoom lenses. We are utilizing steadicam often and as a result I am having to work with new steadicam operators in each location which has been great as I am meeting some fantastic steadicam ops. After three weeks of shooting I have had the pleasure of working with TJ Williams Jr., Remi Tournous in Louisiana and Kevin Andrews in Denver.
Across the board the crew has been fantastic with producer Danny Taff at the helm and my two trusted and highly skilled Colorado based 1st AC’s, Tod Boyle and Scott Daharb alternating shooting locations. Working with Tyler is always a pleasure as he brings a strong photographic eye and keen sense for unique composition to the table having been a long time Canon Explorer of Light Photographer.
In late October we head to Kentucky for another week of shooting before returning to Colorado to take advantage of the early season snowfall and lingering fall colors. Stayed tuned for more updates and keep an eye out after the new year for what will very likely be another round of award winning spots for Cabela’s.