So far, I always had good shoots. Great experiences! Gosh.. yesterday’s shoot was a real pain! I could not get it. Why was I always going “WTH?” in my head? I know my gears, I know the place like the back of my hand and I know the model. Something was not right and it wasn’t me!
I am always capable of giving directions. It’s easy!
Look at the antenna on the house.
Look at the ground.
If I can do this with someone I just met, why wasn’t it working yesterday!?
Can you smile a bit?
Don’t look there…
Can you stop moving?
Can’t you make the same face you made a quarter of seconds ago???
It’s a bird, get over it! Look back at the antenna!
Some models are just terrible. They don’t have it I guess the expectations are sometimes too high. I had that mental image stuck up there and for the love of life, could not get it in camera. You would think after 17 years of marriage I would be able to get her to follow simple posing instructions…
It’s a good thing I love her…
Joking aside, it will be 17 years coming September we will have signed those papers in front of the judge, had that 2000$ wedding reception and opened the dance on Metallica. I was 19 years old, she was 21 and people were giving us no more than a couple of years before realizing it was just a mistake. 17 years of living together and I must have no more than a dozen good photos of Anne-Marie. Go figure! There are 3 cameras laying around the house. She hates being in front of the lens, I hate directing people I know too well.
It was just her and I yesterday afternoon, sitting next to the pool after dinner. The kids were doing the dishes when I realized the light was just right, forcing itself through the foliage. I got my camera and started shooting. Shooting with frustration as I could not get it. What’s wrong in this picture!? The images were always a bit off from what was sitting in front of me. In the end, I finished with 2 photos close to what I was aiming for. While looking at the photos today, I understood where my problem was. I was trying to capture a composite of 17 years of mental photos in one frame.