following a few much needed days of rest, i was back at it today with the daily. after covering a high school football practice, i went to photograph a vietnam veteran in his very patriotic home.
dan was extremely grateful that i was there and very patient with me as i experimented with lighting and composition. i’ve never been one to take a good portrait. it’s just one of those areas in photography that i can’t seem to get down, but maybe it’s because i’m not very interested in it. well, it’s not that i’m not interested, i just like natural moments so much more.
lighting is another one of those things that i can do, but am not very good at. i get all wigged out when i’m setting up stuff and the subject is there. always feeling like i’m wasting their time. but, i’m cutting my teeth and hopefully with time it will get easier.
dan’s brother dean is also going to be in the story, so i’m hoping to photograph him this week as well. i’ll be taking a whole different approach to it and am looking forward to the shoot. any advice?