I’m still working on it … trying to grow and take my photography in the direction I always knew I wanted.
This has been a year of photography self discovery for me. I’m learning. Growing. Putting myself out there more. Taking risks and trying new things. And … eeeek! It’s so exciting!!
In my process of moving toward this goal I had the awesome opportunity to spend last weekend with three amazing fashion photographers; to be mentored, taught, and coached by the best in the valley. I seriously could not stop smiling all day. I felt like a sponge … trying to soak up all their experience, advice, tips and tricks. I loved watching them work and then getting the chance to work next to them gave me serious butterflies in my stomach!
As a completely self-taught photographer, I always have this looming question in the back of my mind: ”Am I doing any of this right? Am I making all of this up?” It can be super destructive at times. But other times it pushes me. Pushes me to keep learning, refining, and growing. And thank goodness, because I know that it’s my thirst for learning that drives me to change and try new things. Bring it on I say!
So, here are a few images I snapped last weekend as I tried something new … in studio, tethered to lights. Didn’t think I’d ever do it. But fashion photography will sometimes take me into the studio … so learn it I must. And ya know? It was way cool.
More images to come … I photographed five models that day. Super rad experience.