2 Minutes Notice…
As a commercial photographer, I am commonly called upon to do a variety of tasks. And depending on the event or the client these can be laid out pretty clearly or with little or no time at all. In 25 years of shooting, it’s safe to say, I have dealt with it all.
This past weekend, I was in Denver photographing a wonderful gathering of Chiropractors for an event called MileHigh Chiro. As an ardent supporter of the benefits of Chiropractic – I married a great Chiropractor, I love lending my eyes to these types of events. I had chatted with the organizer a number of times about the possibility of a full group photograph of all the attendees, and as we got further into the weekend, the opportunities became slimmer and slimmer due to scheduling. So I said, “No Problem, all I need is 2 minutes notice…”
The image above is a result of “2 minutes notice.” This event was being streamed live on the web, and my wife was watching and heard this all come about and heard me directing and shooting off 10 quick frames. No, I didn’t have a heart attack, or freak out at the 2 minutes notice. I told everyone to get friendly, squeeze to the middle so I could use the sign in the back. I told them to sit and stand up straight and make sure they could all see me. And I created the above. No it’s not taken with a phone, but with a real Nikon camera, by a calm collected professional photographer with over 20 years of experience.
In this image are Presidents of Chiropractic schools in the United States and New Zealand, Chiropractors who have been in practice for well over 20 years and students who will graduate and go on to change the world one spine at a time. Some of my closest friends are in this image.
If you are not under Chiropractic care, please use the following links to find someone in your area. Have them educate you and explain that a nervous system without interference allows your body to fully express itself and function at it’s fullest ability. I have been under chiropractic care for close to 30 years and carrying everything I carry and travelling as much as I do I am a walking testament. It’s your spine – take care of it!