I woke up this morning to a tag on Facebook from Daniel Tiant, one of the co-founders and CEO of Tiant Cigar Group. It was this image!! Working with Tiant Cigar Group has been really fun. We have become good friends in the process of making images – which has always been my goal. To me, you cannot be as effective as a photographer if you cannot connect or form relationships with your clients.
In this particular shot, we set up right in the “World Famous” Cigar Bar humidor, styled the shelving with 1929 Castiano Blends (Richie’s father’s birthday blend) and El Tiante Cigars. Simple and easy set up. One alienbee and one white shoot through umbrella, triggered with a hotshoe on camera. Kerry, my boyfriend/assistant did a fantastic job on the post processing. I think we are going to make a pretty good team.
Anyone in the Southwest Florida region should go check out the new Jet Blue Park off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, FL because it’s awesome. While you’re there, grab a program and tell me what you think.
photo courtesy of Daniel Tiant, iphone