Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Zech Johnson, Butterfly Wrangler

Well, maybe not exactly a "wrangler," but I did spend a very nice afternoon at the Woodland Park Zoo's Butterfly Pavilion, shooting lots of the pretty critters and working with Melissa, one of my favorite models.

In case you're wondering, no, the butterflies did not actually land on the book. Not that I didn't try. I surreptitiously grabbed some juice from the feeders in the area and rubbed it all over the top of the book, but that didn't work.

At one point I was able to get a butterfly on my finger and tried to move it onto the book, but again, no luck.

Finally, with a deep sigh, I realized that the only way this shot was going to happen was in the magical world of Photoshop.

Do check out Education First. They're a great charity which helps underprivileged youth with college scholarships and I'm happy to have worked with them for two years now.

Wonder what I'm going to do next year? Wrangle allilgators?

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