Something I have very little experience with is photographing people. For some reason, it has always intimidated me — probably because my inner control freak can’t exactly be in control of my subject if it’s a living being. So as Lu and I ventured at the Farmers Market and around downtown Nashville, I started practicing with her as my subject. Let me just say she makes a GREAT subject — willing and able to do anything!
So something I learned was that it helps to find a great backdrop, like a random grate on a slanted sidewalk, or the coolest wall in town with a big iron gate.
Is this not the coolest wall you have ever seen? I’m sure I’ll use it again in the future…
Another interesting additive I’m noticing: angles and reflections. Even a random prop, like this orange cone we stole from up the street, can really add a fun pop to a people-picture.
They say to avoid symmetry in your photo compositions, unless it’s for a specific purpose. Sometimes that purpose is use of reflection, like this. Editing it into B&W helps too 🙂
All this to say I will continue practicing my people pictures!! If you ever want me to practice with you, just ring me, and away we’ll go.