The OMD does the Red Carpet ......

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Doug Brown
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The OMD does the Red Carpet ......
Jun 10, 2013

Rebecca Dalton and Holly Deveaux from the series Spun Out


Had the opportunity to shoot the red carpet for CTV's 2013 Upfront last Friday.

An upfront is when a TV network invites advertisers and Media Buyers to a giant day-long event to preview their upcoming season.
Performers from various shows are on hand at press conferences in the morning and then for a gala affair at The Sony Centre in the late afternoon.

These are from the media area for the red carpet at the gala presentation.

I used the E-M5 with the 14-150mm mZuiko, mainly at the tele end of the zoom, with an Olympus FL-50R flash dialed back 2/3's of a stop with an amber warning gel taped to the flash head and blended in Aperture Priority with ambient overhead LED lighting.

Last year it was a beautiful warm sunny day and all the photographers complained about having to shoot the red carpet inside the Sony Centre.
This year they put it outside outside and it's freezing cold, windy and raining. Probably the last time they listen to us about anything ; )

It's kind of an interesting event because most of the shows are new with no track record. You shoot some actress you've never heard of before and 6 months later she's a big star of a hit series.

Last year we did Hayden Panetierre for a show called Nashville. Some of the photogs said she had a role in Heroes, but basically no one really knew who she was or what the show was about, and of course Nashville turned out to be a big hit and we very much know who Hayden Panetierre is today.

There are also a few actors from established shows on hand.

A.J. Cook and Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds get frisky on the red carpet.

Interesting side discussion amongst the photographers present while waiting for the next starlet to come down the carpet, as everyone cataloged a wide assortment of aches, pains and back problems from lugging full frame gear around all day long.

This is a serious career-limiting problem for full time shooters.

For more photos from the UpFront, all done with the OMD, please click here

Douglas Brown

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