Sometimes an assignment calls for making nice photos in an expedient manner, using only a few tools and the surrounding environment. This was the case when I recently toured Oklahoma shooting a series of portraits for Whole Foods Market. “Pack light. Use whatcha got” was the theme. I call this method of shooting “guerilla style” photography.
Along with portraits of the vendors, Whole Foods asked for some photographs of their products to have for future projects. I had a limited time for shooting at each location and only the lighting gear I carry in my regular camera bag, which meant one Canon 580EX Speedlite flash with a remote trigger. Simple. Used creatively, in conjunction with available light, I was able to make some nice product shots. Here are my favorites.