Three Photography Greats and a Goldfish Take-on the Same Challenge in the GPP2016 Shootout
Since first seeing JoeyL tape a polaroid to a projector screen in 2010, the annual Gulf Photo Plus Shootout has become the one photography event that I look most forward to each year.
The formula is a simple, yet very effective one. Take three wildly talented photographers, set them a challenge, and then get one or two more photographers to heckle them through the entire process for our entertainment.
I’ve said before that I really like behind the scenes videos, and this whole event is one big behind the scenes video where you get to see photographers working under pressure, and tackling challenges quickly and efficiently.
Aside from the overall entertainment value, this is the reason I look forward to the GPP Shootout.
It shows you ways to look at challenges and find solutions with what you have available. That being said, at GPP, they probably have more equipment readily available to them than most of us.
Zack Arias, however, came up with a very novel solution to one problem his idea presented, which didn’t involve the use of any fancy photography equipment.
Watch the video to see how each photographer tackled the task, how they faced each of the problems to make it their own, and most importantly, to see who won!
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.