Well it’s been a while since I last blogged…I have been kind of lets say stuck…until this post showed up on my Facebook page by one of my children, Estella Sweet…I read this and giggled and then had to read it again aloud to my husband, Michael, and as I was reading I really started laughing and it brought out a lot of thoughts…so here we go.
Recently I had what I like to call a mega shoot. (A mega shoot is where I have 5 or 6 people who I shoot all within a 2 to 3 hour period of time.) Just before the shoot was to begin, my client stated that 1 or 2 people did not want to shoot with me because they said I was a terrible photographer and HATED my photos. The client told the others that the shoot would NOT be re-scheduled and they needed to be there. At that point I actually started to question my ability and love for what I do. When all was said done, they were at the shoot & you could cut the tension with a knife but all in all got some wonderful photos and the client(s) we very pleased. When I posted one set of photos I received a message that re-affirmed why it is I do what I do. The message was “Once I stop crying lol I never knew I was so pretty. Really I didn’t. You did it girl you’re the best!”
Michael has always told me that it does not matter what kind of camera you use to take a photo. You can take an amazing shot with a pinhole camera…Now that’s not to say that having the latest technology can’t and doesn’t help but as a photographer, or any artist for that matter, you must have what I call the “eye”…It’s all in what and how you see things and everyone doesn’t see things the same way, which is what makes things so exciting and not “cookie cutter”…
So the moral of the story is if someone says that you take great photos and it must be the equipment, you can just look at them and smile and say why thank you for that compliment but it’s not the equipment that you hired to take the photo or commission a work of art but me as the artist!