OK, Ali and Dave, you swap places; Fergus you come in a bit closer; and Grant lean into the camera a bit more.
Hmmm... the balance isn't working. Dave, you move back to where you were, Ali move to where Fergus is and Fergus you move to where Ali orginally was.
Dave, bring the coffee pot in a bit closer to Grant; Fergus, angle the comb so it's flat on to the light; Ali raise your arm a bit; and Grant angle the cigar towards Ali's face... down a bit... a touch more... yes - perfect.
Damn, the rear flash didn't go off. Hold your positions guys while I shift my angle slightly...
Last month I mentioned a meeting with The Yahs (see earlier post) to discuss a photo shoot with them.
On Sunday we met up at Comlongon Castle to make it happen.
Various ideas had been discussed, although they all seemed to revolve around lead singer, Grant, being served, supported or waited on by the other members of the band.
Everyone was up for it, committed and patient while I kept making adjustments to lighting, positions and subtle movements, but eventually it all came together.
And I have to say, at the risk of sounding a little self-congratulatory, I'm delighted with how it turned out.
A typical scene of The Yahs just before they go on stage for a gig...
Feel free to click on the image for a slightly larger version