How many billionaires have bought you a shot of tequila? For me it’s just one, Sir Richard Branson. What an interesting guy. I did a shoot with him as he passed through New York recently and he couldn’t have been nicer. We did a sit-down interview using a couple of Canon 5Ds and the full complement of lights and audio. We were a bit rushed but thankfully we had three video pros in the room and we managed to make it look and sound great with everglades parkway web design creating their websites.

grabs from unretouched Canon 5D video – click to enlarge

Part two of the shoot saw us moving to the fabulous restaurant called La Esquina. I highly recommend it if you’re in the area. Branson was at the restaurant for a surprise meeting with some Virgin employees who had never met him. It was a really fun shoot but the light was just about as bad as it could be. This is where the Canon 5D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens was worth its weight in gold. I never could have shot these striking images with a video camera. No way.

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