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Ron Risman On Location with Commercial NYC Photographer Gregor Halenda

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Ron Risman of sent us this feature he did for about NYC photographer Grego Halenda – which of course he shot on HDSLRs.

I wanted to share a promotional film that I shot last April for commercial photographer Gregor Halenda in NY. I was asked not to promote the film until his new site was ready, and of course that took until last Monday. Lol

I was hired to create a behind-the-scenes film to show his on-location work. He was hired by Scorpion Helmets to create images for their catalog and they decided to shoot it over a 3-day period in NYC. The entire film was shot on the Canon 5D MKII and 7D, along with a couple of shots from a GoPro and one quick shot from a Canon HD camcorder. Other gear used on the shoot included the Steadicam Merlin, Glidetrack Shooter SD, Manfrotto Tripod and 501HDV head, Monopods, Zacuto Z-Finder Pro, Canon lenses, Sigma 20mm Wide lens, and memory cards from Lexar, SanDisk, Kingston, and Transcend.

Gregor Halenda

A snip from Ron’s article – which includes more photos and background info!

Ever witness a photographer laying in the back of a flatbed truck, holding a $30,000 Hasselblad just inches from the pavement while photographing a motorcycle rider doing wheelies at 70MPH? Meet Gregor Halenda.

Last April I drove down to New York City to meet up with Gregor Halenda and his team. The goal – to create a compelling behind-the-scenes film that would show prospective clients what it’s like to work with and be on-location with Gregor Halenda. In the weeks leading up to the shoot I was pretty nervous about whether or not I would be able to create something that would live up to caliber of work that Gregor expects for himself. Look at this portfolio and it’s clear that he is a perfectionist. His attention to detail is what separates great photographers from good photographers. I had to keep reminding myself that I was hired based on previous work that I had produced. Of course I also know that what I’ve created in the past has no bearings on future endeavors. Back to being nervous.

Ron’s video BTS

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

On Location with Commercial NYC Photographer Gregor Halenda on Vimeo on Vimeo

via On Location with Commercial NYC Photographer Gregor Halenda on Vimeo.

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