Photo Set: My Darker Side of Photography
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My First “Photoshoot”! … Sort Of, Anyway…
OK so I’ve done a few 1st birthday parties before, all of which were more like, “Hey, you take pictures right? You want to take pictures for son’s/daughter’s first birthday party?” Sure! Of course I would! Unfortunately, only one was paid and it wasn’t much, granted it was a price I set only because I didn’t know any better and it was really my first time on the “job”. This time around, I made sure to get a nice check.. not really. I did it “pro bono” as I’m a nice guy, plus would be nice to put something in my portfolio. Plus, this is for… wait for it… an accredited University and will be used on the school’s newsletter as well as their website! Yay for me!
I’m going through some of the photos now and what really sucks is that now I’m noticing things that I would have done differently. It was nothing difficult or hard, but, still, sometimes my eye gets the better of me… afterward! What also sucks is that I just sold my more expensive camera that was in the Pro-Sumer level (consumer cam yet borderline professional) that would have definitely benefitted today. But, oh well, it’s not the cam that takes the pictures, it’s the person behind it.
Either way, this was a good experience for me as it got rid of some jitters I’ve always had taking pictures for others. The way I look at it was there really was no pressure considering it wasn’t a paid gig. Plus, like i said, it’s a learning experience!