Drew Logan is a professional photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. He’s been working professionally since 1998 when he was just 18 years old. His first major job was photographing some models at a fashion show for a local magazine called “Boys Life”. Since then he’s shot over 100 commercials, music videos, feature films and TV shows. In addition to all this work, he has also worked with clients such as Nike, PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), Coca-Cola Co., and many others.
He’s won numerous awards including two Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography, one Golden Globe Award®, four Emmy Awards®, three BAFTA nominations, five British Independent Film Awards®, two Saturn Awards®, and a slew of other accolades.
In 2012 he received the prestigious Robert Fripp Photography Prize from the Royal Photographic Society of Canada.
His photography has appeared in magazines like Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and many others. He’s also photographed celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.
Logan is married to actress Jessica Paré. They have two children together: son Jack Logan and daughter Lily-Rose.
Drew’s photography is pretty amazing and it’d be a dream come true to have him do our wedding photography. We feel like he could capture the love between John and I in such an artistic way – we’d cherish those photos forever. The only problem is that he’s incredibly expensive, even for weddings! I’ve only seen prices ranging from $12,000 – $20,000.
That’s insanity! If our parents were willing to pay for it then maybe it wouldn’t be so bad, but there’s no way I could ask them to spend that kind of money. Maybe we could find a more affordable photographer… (I’m not worried about quality – I just don’t want to bankrupt my parents).
What should I do?
A: This is a difficult situation because obviously you want quality photos, but you also don’t want to put your parents into debt.
The good news is there are many wedding photographers in your area that can provide the same quality pictures (or even better) than Drew can without the hefty price tag. The bad news is that you’ll have to do your homework and shop around to find one that offers what you’re looking for at a price that won’t break the bank.
Heck, you could even look into offering a trade of some sort. A lot of photographers do this to save on costs and get additional publicity. If you have any skills that you think a photographer may want then offer to trade your skills for his/her photography services.
Time magazine published an article about this very topic (shopping around for wedding prices) if you’d like to check it out here:
Wedding Prices: Is This All Wrong?
And good luck!
B: This is a very difficult situation because photography is a major aspect of your wedding day. If you go too cheap, then you might not be satisfied with the results. However, if you have a strict budget, then you won’t be able to afford Drew.
If money is no object then I’d say go with your heart and choose the photographer that you love. Nobody can ever take that away from you. If you’re a little more frugal, then you should make a pros and cons list of both photographers. Take into consideration that you may be disappointed with your decision either way, but at least you can ensure that you picked the one within your price range.
You might also try reaching out to both photographers and asking for their best price. Sometimes the initial price is higher just to see if you’re willing to pay that price.
Good luck on whatever you decide!
2. You’re planning a dinner party for your closest friends and you want to make it one to remember. You can choose between three different themes for the dinner party: Italian, French or Japanese. There is one other factor to consider:
You’ve recently become engaged to your boyfriend John and he’s already complaining about the amount you spend on your social life. He has stated that he doesn’t mind you having a few close friends over for dinner, but anything more than that and you’re on your own.
Which cuisine (Italian, French or Japanese) would you choose and how many people would you invite?
A: This is really a no brainer! You’re having a dinner party with your closest friends so an Italian dinner party is definitely the way to go.
Invite as many people as you want because your cheap-skate boyfriend can just deal with it if he has a problem with the number of people you invited.
So have fun! Invite all your friends and enjoy yourself!
B: This is a much harder decision than choosing the Italian theme. You love all three of these different types of cuisine and you can’t possibly choose one over the other.
Who are you really? Are you the kind of person who prefers to try new things so you’ll pick French? Are you the kind of person who is very orderly and systematic about how you live your life so you’ll choose the Japanese? Or are you the kind of person who prefers to keep things traditional so you’ll pick Italian?
This is a very difficult decision that is sure to effect how others see you. There’s no right or wrong answer. It’s all about personal preference. The consequences of your decision may be very far reaching.
Choose one now…
A: If you picked A, then you’re probably the adventurous type. You like trying new things and aren’t afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. The French theme is the best way to go!
You might even meet someone new and exciting!
If you picked B, then you’re probably more reserved than adventurous. You like to keep things orderly and within a certain comfort zone. The Japanese theme is the best way to go! You prefer things that you’re already familiar with.
If you picked C, then you’re probably a traditional kind of person. You like things that are reliable and don’t like taking unnecessary risks. The Italian theme is the best way to go! At least you know what you’re getting with this.
3. You find yourself standing in the entrance of a cave.
You’re not entirely sure how you got here since you were at home a few minutes ago, but this cave looks very interesting. Up ahead is a tunnel that is so dark you can’t see anything beyond it. To the right you see a wide cavern with a pit in the center of it. Hanging over the pit is a rope that is connected to a pulley system on the cave ceiling.
You also see another rope coming down from the ceiling as well, but it seems to be hanging loose and not attached to anything.
On the other side of the cavern you see another tunnel.
Choose one of the tunnels.
A: If you picked A, turn to page 24
B: If you picked B, turn to page 70
C: If you picked C, turn to page 99
4. You find yourself in a large open field.
There is a forest off to the right that you could explore, but in the center of the field is a huge tree where you see lights hanging from the branches and hear music coming from the tree. It’s very odd, but you seem to be drawn to it.
You walk over to the tree and see that there is a group of people around a campfire in the middle of the tree singing songs. You’re drawn to the music and the company, so you go over and sit around the campfire with them.
A man turns to you and says, “You’re just in time to join in the singing.” So you pick up an instrument lying on the ground next to you (there’s everything from a tuba to a tamborine) and begin playing along with them. After you’ve been playing for awhile you look over and see a banjo lying on the ground over there. You go over and begin picking it up, but when you try to play it, you realize that you are now a part of the band.
You can’t do anything but play until the song is over.
A man comes over and takes the banjo from your hands. He shakes his head and points over to a tree in the distance where you see to your horror that a person is hanging from one of the branches. The man holding the banjo turns to you and says, “That could be you if you continue to ignore the spirit of the music.”
Who is this man and why is he trying to scare you? Is this his tree? Does he live here? What did you do to make him mad?
If you stay and try to find out who he is and why he’s mad at you, go to page 114
If you run over to the tree to try to cut down the dead body, go to page 200
5. You’re completely lost.
You don’t know where you are or how to get out of here. This is just like that time you got turned around on a hike in the Grand Canyon. You could be in Arizona, or you could be in Oregon for all you know. Your best bet is to keep walking until you come to a road or house so you can find out where you are.
You walk across this barren landscape for hours without seeing anything and without any hope of changing your situation. You begin to realize that you are going to die out here in the middle of nowhere and turn to page 99.
6. The next thing you know you are standing on top of a high cliff looking down at a raging sea below.
It would be suicide to jump, but that’s the direction you were going before you woke up. You quickly realize that you are still dreaming and you must be able to control your actions in the dream world.
This is very interesting. You can do anything you want in this place. You can fly, you can turn people into animals, you can bring objects to life. The possibilities are endless.
(To explore this phenomenon turn to page 126. If you want to stay and explore the cliff turn to page 166.)
What would you like to do next?
7. You open the door and find yourself face to face with the biggest, nastiest dog you’ve ever seen.
It has three heads! No wonder this place is called Hellhound Inn. You turn to run, but you’re tripped up by an unseen force and the hound leaps on top of you, its three sets of teeth sinking into your neck, puncturing the skin and crushing your windpipe. You die instantly.
If you’d like to continue your journey turn to page 114.
If you’d prefer to stay at this inn and explore the surrounding area, turn to page 101.
8. You take the bottle, but when you do so you hear a loud crash behind you.
When you turn around all you see is an empty space where the old woman was sitting in her rocking chair. You’re afraid she’s gone and possibly lost forever. You don’t want that to happen. She was your guide after all.
Perhaps you should return to the table, turn to page 207.
Or perhaps you should search for the old woman, turn to page 105.
9. You examine the blade closer and discover a label wrapped around the bottom of the hilt.
It reads Property of the London Museum Collection. Below that is written Viking Dagger in neat handwriting. You’re holding a 2500-year-old piece of history in your hands. This is amazing.
Suddenly you remember the old man’s words: “Whatever you do, don’t drop the knife.”
This sounds like a riddle, and who knows what will happen if you fail to solve it?
(If you want to risk dropping the knife anyway turn to page 130. If not, turn to page 16.)
10. You continue on with your walk through the forest, but it’s a pretty dismal affair as you’re starting to get really hungry and somewhat tired. Even though you’ve walked a good distance, you don’t seem to be getting out of this forest. You stop for a minute to take a rest and that’s when you hear the low rumble of thunder in the distance.
It looks like you’ll be getting your shower after all.
The sky darkens and the wind picks up. Within minutes you’re soaked to the bone and you can’t see more than a few feet in front of you. It’s times like these you wish you were back in front of your fireplace. (If you want to go back to the cabin, turn to page 148.
If you’d rather keep going and try to find some sort of shelter, turn to page 211.)
11. After a long, cold walk you come to the edge of the forest. You’re a little hesitant to leave the cover of the trees, but it would be nice to get out of the pelting rain. You head up a gentle slope and see a large stone house near the top.
Smoke rising from the chimney indicates that it’s occupied and this is certainly where the path is leading you. (If you want to check it out turn to page 113. If you’d rather just keep heading up the path, turn to page 209.)
12. It looks like you’ll need to find someplace else to stay the night. This whole town seems a bit much, way too religious for your tastes. You’ll try the next town down the road.
(If you want to head to the next town turn to page 219. If you’d rather try to find a place out here in the woods, turn to page 92)
13. You’ve never been much of a fighter, and your experiences in the army just reinforced the fact that you aren’t meant for it. You have no choice now but to run from the wolf.
You make a break for it, hoping that you can get to safety before the beast catches you. Unfortunately, the wolf is much faster than you and it quickly catches up to you and tears you to pieces.
14. You wake up the next morning feeling absolutely dreadful. Your whole body aches and your head feels like its going to explode. You barely even notice the fact that you’re completely naked and lying on a cold stone floor.
Your evening’s activities come rushing back to you and you can’t help but wince at all the mistakes that you made.
You slowly sit up and feel a rush of pain go through your body. You barely recognize yourself; your body is a mass of cuts, bruises, and scratches. You’re going to be sick again. (If you want to puke, turn to page 275.
If not, you might as well get up and start dealing with your situation.)
15. You awaken the next morning not remembering exactly where you are.
How much booze did you drink last night?
You groggily look around and see that you’re in a small room with several other people. One of them is softly snoring and you think it’s a woman. You must have really made a hit last night to end up back here with one of the locals.
It’s still early, but you need to get home before your family starts to worry about you. (If you want to sneak out and try to make it home without waking anyone up, turn to page 227. If you’d rather just get up and leave, turn to page 73.)
16. You walk through the woods for hours without coming upon any town. You seem to be lost in a never-ending tangle of trees. The sun is high in the sky and even if you knew which way was east, you wouldn’t know North from South.
You collapse on the ground and allow yourself to die of thirst.
17. You head out into the woods and look around for a good place to hide. You find an old tree that has fallen down and is laying on its side against another tree. The space in between is dark and looks like it goes back quite a way.
You crawl in and find that your hiding place is actually a small roomy cave.
You smile to yourself about your find. This will do very nicely as your new home. (If you want to live in your cave, turn to page 194. If you’d rather look for something else, turn to page 233.)
18. You enter the seedy saloon and see several pairs of eyes looking at you from the bar and a few card tables. The place is filled with the sounds of conversation, raucous laughter, and an old piano that isn’t being played.
You need a drink and the saloon keeper is eyeing you up, probably wondering if you’re going to cause trouble. Well, you might, but not right away.
You walk up to the bar and he says, “What’ll it be?”
~Join a poker game for a chance at a big win. Turn to Page 75
19. You kneel down and gather up the most delicious mushrooms you’ve ever tasted in your life. There are more than enough to feed your family tonight and maybe you can come back next week and gather some more. Your mom will be so happy that you thought of something other than plain old potatoes.
You quickly wash the mushrooms in the river, then head back home. (If you turned to page 264, turn back there immediately.)20. The next morning when you wake up, you feel a little off.
You don’t feel sick, you just don’t feel quite like yourself.
You shrug it off and give your mother a hug before you leave for school.
The day goes by slowly, but at least you don’t have to stand up in front of the class again. That would be torture after what happened yesterday. Your friends ask if you want to play baseball after school, but you tell them you have to help your dad today. It’s not a complete lie, you rationalize.
Sources & references used in this article:
From user requirements to commonality specifications: an integrated approach to product family design by …, A Bobuk, LA Slingerland, S Brennan, D Logan… – … in Engineering Design, 2012 – Springer
Comparing batteries to generators as power sources for use with mobile robotics by DG Logan, J Pentzer, SN Brennan, K Reichard – Journal of Power Sources, 2012 – Elsevier
Optimization of hybrid power sources for mobile robotics through the use of allometric design principles and dynamic programming by DG Logan – 2010 – etda.libraries.psu.edu
Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry by L Drew – Mental retardation