I was asked to photograph the Young Women's Leadership Academy in East Harlem. It is an amazing school focusing on college prep and all the girls who graduated last year went to college! Shoot Digital generously donated all the lighting and grip equipment for the entire day! They even gave us these groovy Shoot Digital "Extra Love" t-shirts featuring Hector. Thanks Shoot Digital and thanks to Lori to scored a great donation! Congratulations to all the seniors - they did a great job and it was a fun day! Here are some "behind the scenes" shots. Hmm, maybe we should have our own reality TV show!!!
Of course we all want to lower our impact on the environment and work to lower our carbon footprint. Working digitally allows us to eliminate the thousands of gallons of developer and other chemicals used in the developing and printing processes. Camera batteries are all rechargeable as are the batteries and battery packs we use in our lighting equipment meaning we do not have to fill landfills with toxic batteries each week. We recycle as much as we can and try to work with local vendors and small businesses. We also offer images on CD to cut down on paper usage. Hey - I even bike to work when I can! Every little bit helps.
I am adding a list of vendors that provide eco-friendly services. Please email me if you know of a vendor that could be added!