Down on the ground or up on a beam, photography for a how-to book involves a steady hand and a sense of balance.
|This cabin was the subject of many photographs during the shoot for a forthcoming book on timber framing.|
Spending the week at the Heartwood School is kind of like hanging out at camp. Sure, sure, we were “working,” and I’m sure author Will Beemer got a little tired of timber framing in slow motion, but you can’t ask for a better sort of work day than this!
Here, photographer Jared Leeds gets down on his knees to photograph Will using the boring machine (which is actually quite exciting!). His assistant, Ryan, holds up a scrim to adjust the light, and art director Jessica Armstrong looks at the photograph as it appears on the computer:
In order to get an unobstructed shot of the beautiful cabin/studio, Jared set up his tripod in a hedge of elder and peeked out:
To shoot a sample dovetail joint, Jared got up on two timbers to get a view from above:
And while Will split a log up with a froe and mallet to make pins for the joints, Jared sprawled out on his back to get the shot: