American Airlines has always rewarded status members with two luggage tags and a card that has their status on it. Towards the end of last year their card vendor went bankrupt so there was a delay while they found a new one. I qualified for Executive Platinum status in October of last year and started worrying that they’d never get here but lo and behold here they are! I was so excited that I put together a little photoshoot for them, realizing how ridiculous that is. Anyway, I’m going to be talking about Executive Platinum status this week so I thought it’d be a good Picture of the Week!
For the photographers: Yes I felt weird doing a photoshoot of status cards, first of all. I shot these with my Sony a7rII with the Zeiss Batis 85mm lens at f8. Shutter speed was 1/200 of a second and I hit the cards with a Yongnuo flash at 1/16 power. The backdrop is a HurleyPro white matte board that I use for headshots (but it also works crazy well as a white seamless backdrop!). Didn’t do much post-processing in it, just adjusted the white balance and threw on some sharpening.