This past Tuesday, the Shutterbugs were practicing how to load film on a spiral reel and into the tanks with their eyes closed! The film must be loaded in complete darkness. Not so easy! 🤣 It was a fun experience! They will be developing their 35mm black and white photos in the darkroom next week! #photography#education#philadelphia#photographer#35mm#blackandwhitephotos
When I'm shooting an assignment, sometimes it feels like I'm trouble shooting more than anything else. I'm either trying to get the right balance between my strobes and tricky ambient light, light placement, and composing not just to avoid branches and poles in awkward positions, but framing the subject in the right way as well as satisfying the art director or client's product needs. It's often not until much later that I get a chance to think about the artistic merits of what we're creating. There's just... A lot to think about. In this case, almost a full 2 years later 🤣 This is an outtake from the "Into the Woods" fashion story I shot for @honolulumag. It's one of my favorite shoots ever, not least because the creative team there let me try so many different things I'd been wanting to put into practice.
I will be visiting Cape Town for a bit from February. Have a few interesting things planned. And yes, there will be a beach shoot, but not necessarily as people would expect. I feel people should consider photography a bit differently. It’s not about filters or who can look the coolest in their photos, as is portrayed in social media these days, but it’s about something simple: how you see what you shoot. It’s your interpretation of something your visually perceive, in a photographic context. You and the subject. That’s it. Don’t worry about fancy locations or big budgets. None of that matters if you have no rapport with who you work with. It will become sterile, vapid and a product of commercial drudgery. Stay true to your vision. Those who can see it, will follow. These are a few more images of Conor. I just find this guy fascinating. So easy to shoot, but also quite complex during the process. Such a great guy and it’s people like him that will end up teaching the photographer. @conor_fay@soulartistmgmt 🙏📷⭐️