It’s funny. You have no idea how much time I’ve spent at photo shoots over the years. Countless. As a writer/creative director in advertising it was part of my job, along with my art director partners, to attend shoots. To make sure we were getting the shots we wanted. It was the same when I worked in the fashion industry.
That’s why yesterday’s WordPress Daily Prompt really resonated with me: “Are you as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one?”
Over the years I developed a really good ‘eye’. Just standing there, watching, I could pretty much tell which shots were working and which weren’t. Poring over contact sheets and low res scans has never been a problem for me. And I can always tell how to crop a photograph for the most drama and impact. What’s necessary and what isn’t.
Photography is also a hobby of mine. Not that I’m good technically. But, again, my eye is good. I can spot an interesting shot immediately. And most of the time when I take a picture, I shoot it cropped. I never realized I did that until my trip to India. One of my fellow travellers is a professional photographer, and she made me Continue reading