has had its first royal encounter!
Jason Bell used his +Phase One
camera system for his latest royal commission, so we caught up with him to find out the inside info on the shoot and whose idea it was to include a dog. PO
: How and when did you find out you were going to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George. JB
: We actually discussed it when I did the original Christening photographs. (http://bit.ly/PgmU4W
: How much planning did you do before this shoot and what brief did you get from them?JB
: I always plan as much as possible beforehand but then try not to be restricted by “the plan” and let things happen on the day as well. The brief was just to do something more formal as a possible official picture and then something less formal for them as well, that might or might not be released.PO
: How much time did you have with them and how many different locations did you shoot them at?JB
: I was offered as much time as I wanted. But it’s better to be quick with little people as they get tired and lose interest. My godchildren taught me that. We tried 3 or 4 different setups so it was quite fluid – just seeing what worked and what we all liked best.PO
: Whose idea was it to shoot them in the window? And was it always in the plan to shoot them with the dog?JB
: That was my idea. We had talked about shooting them sat in the window inside but I then suggested that I go outside and look back at them. Lupo was determined to be in as many frames as possible so I would have to say that was his idea.PO
: How did the IQ250 perform?JB
: For me the two most exciting changes it offers are really good capture quality at much higher ISOs than I have had to use previously, and a much faster speed of capture… There really seems to be no waiting at all for buffering between captures.