Unlike a former president who claims, “I didn’t inhale”, I did. But just inhaling around the marijuana plants isn’t the same as inhaling a joint – or so I’m told. This interesting photo assignment came from Governing Magazine. It’s the cover story in the August issue and you’ll also find additional photographs at their online photo gallery.
I did this photography gig at a Denver, CO Medical Marijuana Dispensary. Photo Editor David Kidd had the best advice before the shoot: “Have fun and make a lot of pictures. You can’t have too much of either”. He’s right on with this tip: Going into each assignment with an open mind, positive attitude, and upbeat energy is how good pictures turn into great photographs.
I always shoot a lot on assignments like this. Although we never talked about possible cover use, shooting images that can become covers is one of my specialities. Check out a previous post at http://barrystaver.com/blog about another successful cover story for more info, but in a nutshell I shoot some images that can accommodate a magazine name/logo at the top, room for headlines and other text along a side or at the bottom.
A few additional photographs from the shoot. Can I help you tell a story with photography? Call me at 303-880-8063 or send an email my way.
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