October 11, 2018
Sometimes as a photographer I get into a little bit of a creative rut. Or I will find myself using my environment or the clients outfit as a crutch instead of creating new and dynamic poses and imagery. When that happens I like to stretch myself creatively by attending a workshop. Or I will photograph a just for me session. This allows me to practice and push my boundaries. In this instance I found myself feeling a little static about my headshot posing. It was starting to feel generic, but what I really think is that headshots should tell a unique story for every person. The posing experience should also be molded towards each client!
So, I set out to tell some unique stories. And I challenged myself to get creative with posing by taking away a beautiful environment. All I had was my empty living room, a piece of floral decor from a previous shoot, a chair, and my model. I sketched out some of my ideas, and explored the room to find the very best light. Light is the most important aspect of any photograph. Especially when shooting film, and especially when shooting inside. From there I challenged myself to take different and unique images that could be used in a variety of different ways. Thankfully, Rachel is always down to model for me, and I think she did a phenomenal job!
Rachel, thank you for participating and helping me stretch my creative muscles. You have been with me from the very beginning. It is so inspiring to me to see the both of us grow in our respective crafts. I had a great time during this session, and working with you significantly enhanced the next set of headshots that I took! I can’t wait to push myself even further in the future with the help of friends like you.