A while back, I put out a call on Facebook for people that play guitar that might be interested in partnering for a Taylor project. Through a friend of a friend, I found Kyle.
Kyle was the first of several lifestyle shoots I completed for the new Taylor Grand Pacific guitar, and the shots we got are some of my favorites.
I wasn’t sure, however, because this is one of those shoots where I had to just make it work. Two weeks prior, I ordered my new Elinchrom elb500ttl strobe kit, I thought for sure it would arrive in time for this important shoot.
The day of, I still hadn’t received it. The show must go on.
Armed with only a single Canon 600rt Speedlite Mounted on a single arm with a small soft-box I made it work.
On top of that, the location wasn’t amazing. It was a parking lot outside of the Taylor warehouse. On top of it, it was my first lifestyle shoot at my new Taylor job with my boss present to review the shots.
It was stressful, to say the least.
But I’m a firm believer in what separates an amateur photographer from a truly professional photographer is one who can rise above the negatives and just get the shot.
This is Kyle Hildebrand, he's the lead singer and guitarist in The Whisper Mill band as well as a worship leader at Rise City Church in Lakeside, CA.
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 70-200 2.8 lens with a single speedlite in a 24x36in softbox.