As I mentioned a few days ago, I am slowly, but most definitely, moving toward a new photo series and some new personal projects.
For the past 2 years I have taken most of my photographs (for the fine art series anyway) using daylight, and gorgeous naked models. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty solid recipe. If you know what you’re doing and you know how to direct a model, you can’t really go wrong.
And this is that last part that made me think…
After shooting using the same technique for a while, you get comfortable, and that is where the danger is. In the creative business, comfortable is not a good thing.
I often hear Chase Jarvis say that, if you want to succeed in this business, you need to try different stuff, take on any project you can, if they feel right, and get shit done. That last one is very important. If you sit on your ass all day, your portfolio and network ain’t gonna improve very much.
Also, you must not be afraid to fail. If you don’t fail then guess what, you were not trying hard enough.
So I’m not planning on failing too hard (I might, and I don’t care…), but I sure am planning on trying something new.
Last week, my friend Jessica stopped by the studio and she told me that I had “carte blanche” to do whatever I wanted. She also told me that she was training for a pretty hardcore fitness competition, so it gave me some ideas.
I decided to move away from natural light (which is a great idea if you want to work during the winter in Vancouver by the way) and use some nice studio lights for a change.
Here is a little teaser of what Jess and I did together.
I’ll show you more photos of our shoot very soon, but in the mean time let me do a little casting call.
If you are a fitness/yoga fanatic, that you look badass in your Lululemon and you want to create some cool photos, give me a shout. I will be looking for a few people very shortly.
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