I don’t know what you are thinking, but I can guess it’s not, “This guy should be in art school!”.
My line drawing form is out of practice, but the point of my scribbles is that I drew this on printer paper the day before I went on to shoot this:
This is my favorite shot of the day, and it is one of three images that I knew I wanted before I left my house.
For those of you just starting out, or wondering how good or great images are produced, I think the notion of pre-visualization can be a deciding factor.
The second factor is the guts and determination to not leave the set until you get what you wanted.
In my younger, more dreamy years, I thought the idea of a photographer was to be on-the-spot, in-the-moment, take what you can get. And while I still believe that concept has its place, I realize now that the decision of which spot, in what moments and how to take what you can is just as crucial to the overall impact.
The photographers role is decisions, decisions, decisions. Just don’t wait until you get to the set to begin making yours.
Keep on clicking,
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.