I was excited to receive the Spring 2012 issue of the UCSD Extension magazine today, back in October of last year we shot Deepak Chopra for the second cover. As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Dr. Chopra was speaking at the Scripps Seaside Forum as part of the Atlantic Live event. The plan was to photograph him before or after his presentation, but having a flight to catch as soon as it was over Dr. Chopra graciously gave us a 5 minute window before his scheduled start. Bobby and I scouted the location the week before so we took our 5 minutes and made the image above. Without the luxury of time we fired an SB900 through an EZbox camera left and a second SB900 bounced off of a white reflector at camera position, all TTL and within 10 frames we had our cover shot.
But I was put into action immediately following our shoot, Dr. Chopra asked me to photograph him using his blackberry so he could tweet it. Check out the image here. I think I'll stick to using a Nikon... you be the judge!