I wanted to see if any of the cinematographers have a background in still photography. Anyone begin his or her career as a photographer? What area of photography, editorial etc. ? I am interested in assisting on some photo shoots, like editorial fashion or fine art photography, as suggested by my cinematography mentor. He said to go to "the" film labs and look at the postings and pretty much hang around. Well, finding individual photographers in these areas, I just don't know where to begin. Except for the fact that the DPs I've worked with did have studio experience. Any suggestions from what I have found to be my greatest resource of information and knowledge from true experienced people. Or any thoughts on the matter, please share your experience. I greatly appreciate it.
And by the way, my sister's Chapman Grad thesis film is finished, and she is just awaiting the completion of the music rights (company responses seem to move at a glacial pace).
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