So, where would you guess I am here? (above). Anyone? Would you think I was standing in the main lobby of the Coral Gables Country Club? I took the image, and even I have a hard time believing it. Let me say.. I have seen this image printed large (24x36) and it is just breath taking in that size. It truly looks like they are in some other world, caves, etc. How did I do it? Simple. I had one too many ice tea’s and had to goto the bathroom. I went to where all the guests were going, and found myself in a line! So, I turned around and thought “there must be another bathroom”.. so, I went around to where the other ball rooms were on the opposite side of the venue.. and as I turned the corner I saw this large painting on the wall! I stopped, and immediately turned back to get my assistant and my clients.. I told them “I have an idea, come with me”. I posed them a good distance away from the painting, and used a speed light to light the painting, and my assistant used a static light on my clients (two of them in fact). The “effect” was caused by the compression of using a long telephoto lens at 200mm. This made the background “larger then life”, and I knew when I had walked by that this painting (at 200mm) would fill the frame. Bingo. That's all I needed, and I confidently walked away with an award winning image. This all took about 4 min to setup and shoot, and will be on my clients wall for a lifetime. After I got the image, I proceeded to the bathroom ;-)
Location: 997 N Greenway Dr, Miami, FL 33134.