It's fun being spontaneous sometimes.
Especially when it comes to shooting. My girlfriend Brittani was in town a couple of weeks ago, and it was a beautiful day outside, so we decided to take advantage. For this shoot, we both wanted to do something different. Forget the whole process of coming up with a full concept and planning out the shots we want. I just picked a location; she picked her outfit, and we went from there. It's the same process I use with Street Photography but now, I have a subject that can interact with the surroundings.
With a shoot like this, I find the process is similar with how I go into a street photography session. I never really know what I'm going to get, how well the shots will come out, and if the day will be a complete failure. Fortunately for me, I'm shooting someone that's VERY comfortable with me, and we got some excellent shots because of that. In my opinion, comfortability makes all the difference on set. Creep your model out too much, she'll be closed off. Be too cold and don't engage your model and that lack of emotion or enthusiasm will show in their facial expressions. As a photographer, you have to have not only the technical skills, but the people skills too. Energy goes a long way, make sure your's is positive. If not, you'll find less and less people wanting to work with you. With that being said, check out the shots Brittani and I got and as always, thanks for reading and stay tuned for more.