This is my 50 thousand word essay about Susan
If the hypothesis of this essay is not clear and has not been proven by the end of the essay… then I give up on photography.
Check out the rest of the photos we’ve got online on the SmugMug Gallery!
This is Sara – She’s my sister. We were both visiting the Fam for christmas so I did a photoshoot.
She lives in Mesa Arizona and works for ASU
She’s done photography a whole lot longer than me. She continues to do it part time.
We call eachother and talk photography all the time… a lot of where I’m at is because I had a consistent and great sounding board to all my ideas over all these years. So a great thanks to her.
It’s her birthday today and it’s a good oportunity to finish up the edits and post these pictures.
I took a bunch more but this is what I’ll grace the blog with today.
Also you can see where ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS did a highlight on her
As a side note I am JarvieDigital because she claimed JarviePhotography just a bit before me… and it’s been great!
I didn’t use my typical off camera flash option this day instead I used my big 15×15 LED panel. This was one of the first times doing it and I know people have asked for a write up on it… but that’ll need to come later.
She really wanted snow… so the ones of the snowy ground and the above one with the flakes falling are perfect.
This is our mother… a nice mother daughter shot
And below our completely normal father. haha
OK so coming off of a blog post in which I kinda poked at the studio crowd a little.
(All in good fun right?)
Now my thoughts on Model or Senior portrait only photographers.
Last time I think I used the word “Cheating” for studio types
I think i’ll use it again… haha
But this time it’s the cheating that I really really like.
It’s all said in good fun… or is it Mwahaha
More people More harder
I think we can all admit that the more people you add to a photoshoot typically the harder it gets.
So that being said… shooting one individual is the easiest number.
When they’re the Model types it gets even easier.
I suppose it becomes more about your skills in setting up shots and being creative, than it is about how to interact with the people. (Obviously those elements are still there to a degree)
Case in point: Angela
I did her wedding last year in California.
You may remember her beach bridals
She’s getting into photography so we did a little trip looking for places, training on photography and taking pictures. Full Gallery
Even more fulfilling was taking pictures for Nichole.
She wasn’t very into it and you’d think she’d be since she’s an actress.
Heck she has the lead role in a play right now.
But she was a bit shy and didn’t quite know what to do.
I kinda had to coerce her into even doing the shoot.
Very different from Angela… and yet the pictures of Nichole were great. They captured her very well.
Who she was and so forth. I’m very happy with it. Full Gallery
Thanks for the fun days to both of you! Enjoy your pictures and show them off!
So the point of this all is to say:
Dang!!! Individual portrait sessions are so much easier, specially when they are the fun types, the outgoing and the posers…
I’m not hating on Portrait only photographers… I would do it ALL the time if there were a better market for it all.
Supply and Demand
And there probably is a decent market. But see the thing is every person photography wants to do it, but not everyone wants to do weddings.
The need for individual shoots isn’t very high and the price is pretty low.
It’s understandable… it’s supply and demand.
Meaning not as much demand and yet the supply is huge.
Sure we can focus on it until our quality leads to higher prices.
But i guess I just am too lazy… either that or I do love weddings. The concept and the challenge.
There are difficulties
There are some things that make individual portraits hard.
For instance if they aren’t good at posing they have no one there to interact with to make them more comfortable. So it’s more sink or swim. Hit or miss.
I can usually tell a couple to interact with eachother… when it’s one person… I can’t do that can I?
Not everyone should nor can do poses like these
In the end
I’m more or less saying I would LOVE to do more of these types of shoots.
So come on down good looking people wanting pictures.
Where are you at? Don’t you just want some fun pictures to put on your blog or facebook?
Get some good pictures for those dating sites… invest in your future, invest in yourself. haha