So, for this assignment it was a trip down to London for Ian Robinson Photography . Ian left in good time, it was a smooth journey. He was well looked after by the team at American Golf, they even had parking reserved for him, in central London!…
Ian then set about the task of evaluating the site at American Golf. It was then time for the shoot itself. Although the store looks to be closed, it was actually open for trade. As you can imagine, it was very busy! It’s really quite reassuring as customers move to one side as you position the camera, they do care that they aren’t intruding into any of your images… This store was very busy, after all it was in central London! Ian manouvered into position for each desired angle of shot. To capture the lighting in it’s best possible position, incrementally tweaking his tripod, just to improve the image ever so slightly.
It was soon time for a break for lunch. Ian often takes time to have a walk around the local vicinity. Taking in the local attractions, a little sightseeing, a coffee perhaps. Then it’s time to get back to the task in hand. Following a break for lunch, it was then back to it. You go into these assignments almost blind, this is the excitement in any project, not only American Golf. As Ian says ‘you just don’t know what to expect’. It can be quite daunting, however once the professional juices start to run, then he is soon into the task of capturing the images, to your brief.
Before he knew it, he was done, not forgetting to thank the team for their hospitality. This is most important as it’s a legacy to them and an acknowledgment from you that they’ll remember. Who know’s, possibly for next time? It was then time for the journey home, content in the knowledge that you had the images ‘in the bag’.