Not only was it exciting to shoot the iPhone 4 with the iPhone for the cover of September's Macworld, but there were cool photo assignments for inside the issue as well.
One of the shots is the opening spread for the article "Living with your iPad". The art director, Rob Schultz, wanted to have a female model at the park using her iPadthat was the simple part. First, we had to find a model and a stylist. We used Cassandra E. from Look who was perfect for the part. We worked with stylist Diane McGauley who was instrumental in finding all the props for the photos. She had a small budget to work with but was able to make it look like she didn't.
Due to time constraints and for total control we decided to photograph in the studio. First, I photographed Cassandra in the studio with lighting that I felt would work for any park situation. I took note of my camera height and lens and set off to find a park to place Cassandra into. Once I found the perfect spot, I photographed it with the camera at the same height I had used for the studio photo so the perspective would match. However, I didn't really like the grass or the lighting in the foreground of the park image, so I decided to find better grass. I found some green, healthy, new grass growing under the freeway (of all places!) and captured that to replace the foreground of the park photo.
Here you can see all the photos I used to put together the final image...along with some behind-the-scene shots. For the final composited photo you'll have to check out Macworld magazine on the newsstand or get a digital copy at Zinio.com. Rob did a great job with the layoutincluding an impressive type treatment that interacts with the grass in the imageworth checking out.
Below are the photos used to make the finalcomposite.