Editorial Photo Shoot – Behind the Scenes – How I Shoot

Recently I did an editorial photo shoot for PUNCH magazine. They have a series profiling long-time bartenders and they hired me to photograph Chuck Sypult, barkeep at the famed Indianapolis restaurant, St. Elmo Steakhouse.

In this blog post I share some of my favorite shots. They only needed one photo, a horizontal image, for the final, but with how much I shoot, I sent them a lot more options.

If you want to see how I approached this entire shoot, check out the video below. I show some video of the scene and talk about my approach to finding a great photo. I also show ALL of my images (even the tests and not-so-great shots) to give a better sense of how I get my results.

Check out more of my favorite images below. To see the final story and my accompanying photo, head to the story on the PUNCH website.

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Author: Zach Dobson

Zach Dobson is a documentary and commercial photographer based in Indianapolis. He holds a degree in journalism from Indiana University with a concentration in photography. Since starting his business in 2006, Zach has focused on documenting people’s lives and businesses in action. Zach’s client list includes the Indiana Pacers, Coca-Cola, the AARP, ZipCar, Indiana University, Visit Bloomington, Hamilton County Tourism, Land O’Lakes, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana High School Athletic Association. Zach is a Professional Member of the American Society of Media Photographers [ASMP]. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife and business partner, Courtney, and their five children.

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