If you are into photography you have heard this before “It is not about the gear”, After 4 years at this, I finally realized that it is not about many other things either. OK you can call me a slow learner.
So it is not about the gear and it is not about the location or model or light or even the final picture. It is all about the story the picture tells or in some ways even better what it does not tell but suggests.
I am fortunate enough to go out at least 1-3x a week to shoot. Weeks without any photography are really an exceptions. You will never ever see me complain about the location, the light, …
Does it suck ? Yes sometimes big time! But I can’t change that, I can only work with it and make the best of it, bend it, maybe if I am lucky shape it a little, the same goes for location. After all this time I realize it is about the story or fairy tale I am going to tell with my art.
Some will argue that my weekly model is not the prettiest. Ok maybe her skin tone is a little strange, she has a gigantic mouth. I know one is not supposed to say that. But honestly when you need to shoot at F16 to get all her head in focus it might be a little bit on the larger side. Her Red clothes are a nightmare to work with.
But I have know her for some time .I know the softer inner side. The loving, funny, whacky, up to no good spirit. I am always psyched to haunt the Stadium with her, I am awfully constrained. Single flash on camera or big lens high iso and low F-stop. Joe Mc Nally told me to get my flash off camera in some ways. Well after last nights crowd I don’t see that happening, unless I am allowed to be followed by a drone with the light.
Every time I am looking out for the moment, a new story to tell: real, touching, crazy but a story with ah single picture. I fail more often that I succeed but I fail with passion and determination.
Watch out more stories coming from this brain