I understand your point. I may not seem that way here sometime...but I don't act like a big wizard on the set and swoon over my own work/photos.
I keep my head down, hands on the camera, and leave the high fives for when the paycheck is delivered.
Sure I get excited about an image, but with carful planning you can capture about anything in controlled situations like this.
Real world budgets/people wouldn't allow for this. Assistants... I have to keep them at arm's reach anymore just because they simply want to cut me out of the
loop and go solo... The logistics of setting up that much portable power (those batteries are heavy) my richest client (I've had a couple) wouldn't stoke their own
ego to the tune of 4 assistants to me, and renting a kings ransom in lighting.... 2 Honda generators 18 Einstein units at $500 each would have had me covered to do this.
I also doubt Paul C. Buff would have let me have them for free, customers are customers to them.... their stuff sells on reputation of value.
See my note on previous post about why White Lightning units are so affordable.
And in the end check out this guys work... real amazing and truly hurculean effort on
---ONE SHEET OF FILM in most cases.
I'm a full time pro of about 30 years and my client's budgets don't leave enough room on the table to even think about a ProPhoto outfit of 4 heads and two
power units.... (Iv'e price them, and saved the difference on equipment outlay to provide for my family)
The set up with batteries and the jet was to sell flash and camera (A new Blad system and back cost 6x what I have in my current daily ride).
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