by Mike McNamee Published 01/01/2005
The tripod is normally situated within the area set aside for client viewing on other occasions. Flash is triggered by remote infrared to remove the need for trailing leads.
The pair of shots  illustrates how the apparent chaos of the wide view is transformed in the actual shot and it is quite hard to imagine how the view is transformed as you move from 12mm focal length to the 50mm used for the proper shot.
Spot the difference. From top left follow the build up of Tom's set.The final placement of the props is adjusted for each shot.
As part of the preparation for this feature we shot the breakdown of the studio.Normally it takes about 20 minutes to prepare the area for a sitting and this is always broken down again for a client viewing so as to create suitable surroundings for this important part of marketing. Clients are comfortably seated on a sofa and the digital show is projected across the studio to the pull-down screen on the opposite wall. Examples of Tom's albums and portraits are arranged around the room.
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