I just returned from a 10-photography gig in Alaska. My client is an industrial scales distributor of commercial scales; truck scales, fish scales, warehouse scales and much more. The average person would maybe not find that all that interesting but the variety of industrial businesses that depend on accurate weight measurement for overall company profitability and State of Alaska compliance makes a person realize how important scales are. In ten days, I probably drove over 1500 miles (barely scratching the overall distances available in Alaska) and 20 different business locations.
What makes this type of shoot possible is that I used to live in Alaska and the client is a good friend. Thus, I use a company truck and when visiting the bulk of businesses in the Southcentral area of Alaska (Anchorage and the Mat-Su) I am able to bunk at my friend plush home in Wasilla. During the summer months, if you have not made hotel reservations months in advance, even the most ghetto room in Anchorage might run $350/night versus $49 in the off-season. Rental cars are not available as well.
He is an animal hunter. So, his home decorum is much different than mine. LOL