korrektor wrote in post #8929804
Stickman, i will not argue with you about his pose, and the reasons of why this photo is the way it is. I dont shoot guns (there are plenty of ppl who do it here in LA already) and cant tell you anything about the technique. However as a photographer i will say that there are plenty of way to make such photos less boring and more memorable. ( I do thnk that the second shot is stronger). It all depends of course on how far you would like to push you artistic capability. Again, just IMHO.
No insult taken on this end. In shooting something like this, there is no interaction or posing the students/ shooters, and no reshoots or "do overs" for a missed shot.
Safety plays a large part, and most photoshoots don't start out with a safety brief that includes a medical evacuation route plan and available medical supplies. With most models you usually don't need to worry about people, lighting or other equipment getting shot, though in LA it may be a little higher than some parts of the country.
IIRC, most of the work I've seen of you is fashion oriented, so I would imagine it would be similar to shooting a fashion show where you've got girls working the boardwalk. The difference is, in this case I'm shooting SWAT and MIL guys who are only interested in putting rounds on target and hard training without interruption, and no thoughts about looking good for the camera.
I'm interested in your comment of "as a photographer i will say that there are plenty of way to make such photos less boring and more memorable". Please say what a few of those plenty of ways are, and I'll let you know if any of them were things I did, or if they would have been feasible with the given parameters.