A few weeks ago I wrote a post about professional growth – “Photographer Appreciation”
Yesterday it was professional growth in action. Working side by side with the dynamic team of photographers that are Justin & Mary (& Julia too). 18 of us workshoppers photographed a mock wedding day, down to the details and moments, learning new techniques and sharing business practices.
Everyone in attendance eats, sleeps and breathes this stuff – that’s kinda cool to be around. Down to the models, who were past workshop alums – a fact that I wasn’t aware of until the end of the day. But Hi to Lara Kimmerer, Spring Smith, Deborah Zoe, Kat Hanafin, Derek Fowles
Here’s Lara, the “bride” for the day
This moment was created when I was looking for an angle that other people weren’t. Shooting through this little window from the living room out to the porch. I sat on the couch and waited for this duet of images.
A little patience goes a long way.
Here’s Lara again with her real life husband to be – oh and conveniently they are having J&M shoot their own ’11 wedding.
Here Lara & Peter were just ahead of a few of us as we arrived to Annisquam Yacht Club in Gloucester, MA
What keeps me going are the moments in between, the ones I didn’t plan but all of a sudden they’re there.
Get your camera and just shoot moments.
Get it before they reach the door.
Get it before the wind stops blowing the flags.
Get it while they’re shadows stretch out along the boardwalk.
Get it before they even realize that they’re the focus of something so special.
Here patience is not in practice. It’s just being ready.
The image to left was me playing with the strong evening sun beaming across the water. Solar flare can complicate your auto focusing and that’s when I snapped the image on the right. I’m totally cool with it though.
Just a result of shooting what you want and then going a few clicks further and getting what you didn’t anticipate.