People always see the images. What they don’t see is the hours spent getting there, all the time taken to plan for the shoot, the e-mails between the team to secure it, the hours spent in post processing, the cost of it all and everything else in between.
They don’t see the rejected e-mails from the team members who you’re trying to get for your shoot, the issues with budget, the times you couldn’t get a location, or studio space for that matter.
They don’t see the broken equipment that you had to replace along the way. Perhaps even a new computer here and there.
They don’t see the flakey people who compromised your whole shoot and the mishaps that happened on set once you got there.
They don’t see how the shot on set was nothing like what you had imaged in your mind and what you did to get it close enough.
Don’t even get me started on how that piece of equipment broke and it made your heart sink but you kept going forward.
So before looking at any shot, just imagine that they had to get through far greater than what you imagine to get the shot. As we’re all in the same situation, we should know this but we do often forget after seeing so many images in such a short time frame due to the convenience that is social media.
Each picture posted doesn’t just say a 1,000 words, but it hides 10,000 more.
Support each other. Often, that one like, comment, message, text, tweet, e-mail, or even the illusive phone call will make a massive difference. They’ll really appreciate it.
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Preping for an outdoors shoot with the gorgeous Daniëlle
Mastering photography is simple and hard at the same time. It’s simple because it mostly comes down to practice, hard work, and a thirst for knowledge, but it’s hard because not everyone has what it takes. I would liken it to any other art form, whether you use a paintbrush, or a musical instrument; it takes a lot of talent to become good. This is the sort of talent that you either have, or don’t have, because much like you can’t train a terrible voice to sing, you can’t train a poor eye to see. And that’s what photography is really, it’s seeing something that others miss, and capturing it in a photo.
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Looking at selects after a shoot is a lot like going to see a comedian at a comedy club.
When you go to a comedy club, the comedian is hilarious! You have a great time and so do the people you go with. He’s so good that you remember him a few days later. You decide to search for him and see his best material online. You show your friends while you watch and then, for some reason, you realize it wasn’t as funny as you remembered when you were there.