When I was a news photographer, I remember getting a business or personality photo assignment the day before the shoot, and thinking all night about how I could make the photograph. Would I use studio flash or natural light? What were my location options?
Then, I’d arrive at the shoot, and all the thoughts I had were useless as the real world situation showed the actual possibilities and I would use what was in front of me to decide where and how to shoot the portrait.
I was just on a portrait shoot in Denver, and the same thing happened. I knew we were going to be at Union Station, and it would offer some opportunities, but I would have to think in the moment and find suitable locations as we moved through the city. That’s easy for me, because I look for the light.
“We don’t photograph a face. We photograph the light on a face.”
So, we walked and I watched and the locations proved spectacular for this shoot. The subject was amazing. Great light plus a strong subject equals beautiful photographs. (That’s a mathematical/photographic equation.)
I couldn’t ask for more. We worked about 90 minutes, and it’s truly a situation of the more you look, the more you see. (Since the light is changing rapidly at sunset.)
Seniors in Boulder and Denver, they’ve got a lot of great locations for amazing portraits. They just need a photographer who sees the light to create the portrait.
Because cameras don’t make photographs, photographers and light do!
Near to Denver or Boulder? Call me to schedule a session: 720.982.9237