When a client needs enough photos for a two-day shoot, but day 1 gets rained out completely, it means a 15-hour, sunrise to sunset shoot. Add to that carrying 20 pounds of gear over miles of trails, up and down hills and rocky terrain, and you have one hard-core day of shooting.
I was up for the challenge, and the resulting images shot for the Brown County CVB’s mountain biking guide were well received. In the “thank you” section of the guide the CVB’s agency and producer of the shoot, Three Sixty Group wrote…
“Thanks to our skilled photographer Zach Dobson (who managed to capture amazing shots of the trails and the mountain bikers while perching on precarious rocks, lying in the mud and risking poison ivy).”
In the end, there was no poison ivy. Just a bruised ego from a fall in the mud and a set of images I could truly feel proud of.