Thursday, September 27, 2007

not a portrait photographer

september

September. It was something like this. Just a few of the people I've photographed this month. I wouldn't say I was a portrait photographer. A year ago I had a real hard time photographing anyone, close friends, even my wife. I have a whole list of blog posts in the archive on fear, avoiding people, spending hours not approaching someone I wanted to photograph. I remember listening to some of Craig Tanner's podcasts from the Radiant Vista about a year ago and starting to make the effort to go a bit out of my comfort zone. Approaching my fears, take the pictures I really wanted to, but was too afraid off. I started a small project shooting some friends and that was a lot of fun. This month I did the 'Next Step' workshop with Craig in Savannah - which has a lot to do with again working through fears. September is almost over and I just realised I've taken pictures of a few people, so I decided to go back and look. I found well over 150 people that I'd taken pictures of in the last 3 weeks. Strangers, close friends, family. Some I spoke to for a few minutes, some we shot for hours, others I didn't even say a word to. So, I'm not a portrait photographer, but here's some of the people I've shot this month.

3 comments:

Julia said...

Nice!!! Remember how disappointed you were to get the DVD? Look how it makes that collection of images sparkle!

easymovet said...

I love the noticeable chunk of CD pictures. My wife was going through my last memory card transfer and saw 50 pics of CD's, she asked why i took them so I replied "because, ...I'm a photographer".

Paul said...

I remember having a similar experience after The Next Step. It was a great workshop.