No matter how I sugar-coat it, La Jolla is a bubble. I've been learning to appreciate it, but I'm a city girl at heart; I get antsy.
One of my goals for this quarter is to shoot every weekend. It's a nice way to get out and exercise my camera. Last weekend, I tagged along with two photographers, Laurel (@laurelwilliamsphoto) and Charles (@charlesspanglerphoto), who have mad experience with fashion editorial photography.
(Side note: I'm always excited to meet students into photography. They're semi-rare at such a STEM heavy school.)
I got to watch them in action, sometimes modelling and sometimes shadowing, and then do it myself. I've mostly shot smiley senior portraits and headshots. This is totally different. You capture a vibe. You play with location and how the model interacts in it. It's less about the person and more about the composition. Granted, I wasn't getting paid, but it was cool to practice my creative eye without the pressure of delivering a packaged product.
I'm so thankful for creative friends, and I'm so excited to see where this photography thing goes. In the meantime, I'll be studying for midterms.
[Model: Faisal Alnajjar (@faisal_alnajjar)]