Pharmacy & Healthcare Photography for The OPA
Filed under: Pharmacy, healthcare photography, location photography
Like industrial photography, I enjoy healthcare and science photography. One of the perks of being an assignment photographer is the access I enjoy from project to project. When the Ontario Pharmacist's Association approached me, we sat down and brainstormed how to tell the story of what the organization does and who it does it for, namely pharmacists across the province. Over the course of several very full shoot days, we worked in Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall pharmacies across the city, capturing pharmacists at work. This was particularly challenging because the pharmacies were not closed. We had to shoot where we could between customers and interruptions in tiny spaces. If you've ever looked at where pharmacists compound drugs, there's very little wiggle room to move about. And because the OPA expected high production values, we couldn't rely on available light alone. We had to hide our battery powered photographic lights behind shelves of drugs and across counters, hoping we could squeeze in each shot.