We're hoping to move forward to some type of normal routine so we want to make clear what we have been doing and will continue to do.
We have three employees at Roth and Ramberg. All of us are triple vaxxed and can produce any necessary information. Our photoshop tech is working from home practising all Covid protocols regarding social distancing and more importantly, staying home.
Work wise, obviously changes have occurred:
Of course, in studio we sanitize all equipment and surfaces. The person we are photographing can arrive knowing we have taken all steps to keep them safe. Sanitizer will be on hand for the subjects after they touch doors, light switches, elevator buttons, etc. All lights and equipment will be set up ahead of time so the subject is kept on site for as little time as possible.
As far as minor touches, such as makeup and clothing adjustments, we leave it up to the individual to decide their own comfort level. We are masked during the photoshoot at all times and have a face shield for when we are in tight with our subject.
The same principles apply for photos on location. We bring our sanitized gear, arrive masked and set up without the subject whenever possible.
Any large photoshoots that involves a large crew should be co-ordinated to have all safety protocols followed, including Covid testing wherever possible.