9.16.2019

Portrait.


Get close. Metaphorically and actually. Be nice. Respect your subject. Collaborate. Don't dick around with all the controls on your camera and your lights. Be ready to photograph when it's time to photograph. Nothing ruins the flow of a portrait shoot worse than the photographer diving into the menu to sort stuff out. Waste of everyone's time. If your work doesn't flow then you are not "working" on a project, you are just playing around with your toys...

Must be Monday. I'm in that kind of mood.

9 comments:

typingtalker said...

Know what you're gonna do.
Know how to do it.
Do it.
Say, "Thank you."

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

That's the drill that works. Everything else is B.S.

Mark the tog said...

Hah. Sounds like me after reading DPR posts.

Eric Rose said...

Amen brother!

pixtorial said...

The Church of Kirk is now in session.

Brooke Meyer said...

Sound advice negated by a single, unnecessary and awful profanity. When did that become okay?

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Brooke Meyer, you are correct. Change made. Thanks! KT

Brooke Meyer said...

An improvement but not a word I would use with either students or clients. "Don't fiddle" does the job.

Mark Loader said...

Building relationships, having fun follows. Love the process. Also them's gorgeous tones...you must have a good camera (runs away)