Sunday, May 4, 2014

A different Angle

Never in my wildest dreams am I usually one to say ... yeah sure I'll stand there, take pictures of me - Please do!!!

Behind the camera I don't exist and I feel comfortable, today I was in front and I felt uncomfortable - But all the advice I give my clients I was using on myself, with my nervous and slightly flustered other half behind the camera today and in full control. 

We got through a shoot (without an argument). Checking the back of the camera occasionally, James was patient and I was patient.

This was a new angle for both of us and a new lesson for both us. I realised how hard it may actually be for some of my clients to relax, he realised how hard it is to be behind the camera AND I was more then stoked and somewhat humbled when he actually stopped and asked me for help!!!

Team work at its best!
(P.s please remind me on a windy day to have a brush in close proximity)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding in the Hunter

A goal of photographing is to make the client feel relaxed and comfortable. I must admit that I LOVE it when I have a client that says: "I don't photograph well", "I never look good" or "I hate having photo's". 

When they see a photograph of themselves and they realise how good they look, how pretty or how photogenic they really are makes my day and makes me feel accomplished.

Often times, during a photo-shoot I will have to give the client a sneak peak of an image just to show them that it's "O.K", and that it is turning out better then they are imagining.

Not Jess & Phil! It wasn't until I got home that I turned to my handy off-sider and said: "You know I didn't even have to show them (Jess & Phil) once, a photo from the back of the camera to relax them and let them know how great they are looking!"

From the time I arrived they placed all their trust in my hands, and were relaxed - up until the end! In-fact if their were nerves, you definitely wouldn't have picked it from this couple!