I'll be heading out on assignment this coming Wednesday. Erik and I are flying to San Francisco and than driving south to Salinas/Gonzalez, CA. We will be shooting the second portion of an annual report I'm working on for a construction company.
Are location is a Quarry which my client owns. I'll be posting a You Tube video showing the camera and lighting equipment we'll be taking on this assignment. Look for additional posts in regards to this and images from this assignment in coming days.
When ever where required to wear hard hats, steel toed boots and safety glasses, that qualifies as an Industrial assignment. Over the past twenty some odd years I have definitely shot a lot of industrial assignments, however, I have also shot other subject matter such as Aerials, Hospitality (Hotels), Executive portraits, Health-care, Editorial and Corporate work environment type stuff. Most people including myself hate being typed cast or pigeon holed into one type of photographer. That being said, I do however, really love shooting the industrial types of subjects.
In my opinion, one of the biggest benefits of being a corporate location shooter is learning and seeing how things are built or made. My work has allowed me to travel all over the world shooting interesting subject matter and locations on someone Else's dollar.
If you are a photography student or a new photographer uncertain as to what area or field of photography to go into, I would encourage you to look into corporate location "Industrial" photography.