Internal Test Shoot

Last night I had the opportunity to participate in an internal test shoot at The Photo Collective.  I was pretty excited to go.  I was able to meet other interns from the collective as well as a few of the past resident photographers, people like Jake Garn.  

They taught us about studio lighting and answered all of our nerdy photographer questions about lenses, apertures and what not.   I definitely could have asked even more questions.  I love opportunities like this because I love to learn.  I know I am not perfect, and that I have lots of room to improve.  Practicing/photographing gives me those opportunities to learn and grow.  Who doesn’t like looking back and seeing how far they’ve come.  I’m a firm believer in living in the present, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have dreams for the future or look back to see where we have come from.   It just means that we can’t let our happiness be limited to what if or if only.

Anyways the workshop was lots of fun.   It was my first time working with models, these models were from NIYA (a modeling agency) and they were great.   For example, here are two amazing models, K….and Collin, I said something like, “I really like your hand there, and I love triangles”



In the next shot, I got loads of triangles.  



Here is another model, I have forgotten her name at the moment but I remember how she likes to travel and loves San Diego.   Each time the models here a click they change something about themselves, it can be there posture or even something as minute as there facial expressions.   I don’t want to be a model, but I do hope to be more like them.  Also, I hope to better remember people’s names, establishing a connection with the people you are photographing definitely makes for better photographs.