Sunday, October 07, 2007

austin

michael red
A couple from today. Jeff wanted to go and shoot together so we met up in downtown Austin. For a change I picked up my 100mm macro. I don't think I've used that lens for about 6 months now. Forgot how much I enjoy getting up close and personal with a lot of different subjects.
I gave Jeff a vague assignment - to go and shoot yellow - and I walked along and shot orange at the same time. We talked about different approaches, different ways of seeing and generally had a fun time switching from feeling there was nothing to shoot to having too many choices. Getting tuned in to a colour really helped focus and slow us both down.
Along the way I took a few portraits of people around downtown Austin. These two are my favourites. Both these people came up to us, offered advice on the pictures we should take and generally opened themselves up to being subjects - so I took the opportunity when it presented itself! Spent a bit of time with both of them, got them to move into the better light and talked a bit about where they were from and what they were up to. Two totally different sets of expressions but they were both pretty much up front and friendly. Some times its easier to let the subjects come to you, while you are doing something else.

2 comments:

Jake McKee said...

These two shots are great!

aaron said...

I concur with above statement.