Part of the 'game' of photography is to capture what you see. Pretty easy enough, right? When you start to understand that a camera's mechanics 'see' things differently than the human eye, that's where the real game is. I'll touch on that in another blog post but the thing I wanted to mention today is: as a photographer, you only help yourself by always being aware of what's going on around you. Find 'the shots' and GRAB 'the shots' where and when you can.
I attended another workshop with the great Warne Noyce (Warne Photography) last week at his home studio in North Battleford, working with a couple fantastic models, Amanda and Kimberly. We did studio stuff and outdoor on-location stuff. This day was Kimberly's day to model and Amanda was helping her with hair/makeup/wardrobe. While the rest of the gang was finding a spot to shoot and setting camera settings / flash settings, I took advantage of a couple locations and the subject who was right in front of me, in her street clothes and 'everyday hair/makeup'.
This was a quick "two minute photo shoot" with Amanda. Two locations, a borrowed Canon 50D camera (I'm a Nikon shooter), natural light, natural diffusion (because it was early afternoon and was nearing snowstorm conditions so beautifully overcast), two shots and thank you very much!
So, as photographer, always be aware of 'the bigger picture' around you, and your environment and sometimes some GREAT shots come with very little prep and setup. Thanks, Amanda!