Put an expiry date on your life

Food for thought: Living life (and creativity) isn’t just the things we choose to put in, it’s the things we choose to leave out.

“Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all
the money in the world, all the colours in the palette, anything you want-that
just kills creativity

            Jack White

The dynamic between the photographer and the model

When two different photographers capture the same person at the same angle and place
the two photos will look slightly different. The vibe of a whole photoshoot,
could really depend on the mesh of two personalities. There is a unique dynamic
between the specific photographer and the person being photographed, such that
when they come together a unique photo is captured.

Two photos below: I wanted to capture something moody.

“A portrait is not the person you are taking a photo of, […] it’s the feelings of
the two people that were present to take the photo” Peter Lindbergh.

The connection…

Ideally the photographer aims to ensure the person being photographed feels comfortable and there isn’t too much self-consciousness. If the subject’s mind is elsewhere, it’s a good idea to
get the model into the present moment; focused on how they are looking in the
camera, where they are, the photographer, what the photographer is saying, their
positioning, and the interaction itself. You don’t want the person being photographed to be thinking they would like to be elsewhere, daydreaming (even if it is about something positive), or in their head worrying about the future. 

The photographer guides their subject toward a mood, vibe, feeling that they both want portrayed to the outside world. Ultimately, the connection as a photographer that you build with
the person being photographed is done in a way where both are comfortable-which
depends on the personalities of both people.

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