Finding a way to make your photos stand out from the rest
Shot with the Canon 6D and Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
In a previous post I had discussed some of the planning and behind the scenes work that goes into putting together a shoot. This shoot from last June with @gribanovski was the exact opposite of that. It was spontaneous, shot in the harsh mid-afternoon sun, and had almost no prior planning. That being said, it was one of my favorite photoshoots of the summer.
Sometimes having a theme or concept in mind is enough to pull the remaining elements together. A theme can help with composition, posing, and overall creativeness by providing an added level of focus to a shoot. At the same time, it can also limit those very same things by introducing constraints on how things should look. Often we have a preconceived idea on how things should appear because we have become accustomed to seeing them that way again and again. Being able to take the ordinary and view it from a different lens is a difficult thing to do but when done successfully can turn something mediocre into something great.