For a bar/happy hour piece I took some photos of drinks at Occidental on Thanksgiving Eve. The article from 303 magazine is here. I need to get my own tripod along with a remote shutter activator robot assistant transformer. When I want to keep my ISO nice and juicy I can't be touching the camera to activate the shutter. After I was done taking photos of the drinks I asked a few bartenders if I could take their portrait since I hadn't done portraits in a while.
I feel like I really botched that one. It was a good reminder and learning experience of a few things that I forgot. The photos did not come out great (the bartenders did awesome though. Thank you!) I just hadn't snagged portraits in a while. I broke the brick wall rule (Brick walls look horrible and extremely tacky). I didn't use a tripod. I also felt rushed and obligated to go as quick as possible. I should have reminded myself to slow down and ask if I could take 15 minutes of their time. All good reminders and I'm glad I did it, but I should have done a better job. My bad.