When working with my fabulous clients, I try hard to capture the images they want. I ask for their input, any ideas, "must-have" shots, props, ect....... focus on what they want during a session. I also try to keep my editing clean, and natural for them.
But once in a while, I like to take on a personal project. One where I can break rules, try out new editing techniques and chase images that make my heart sing. In doing so, I believe it will make me a better photographer for my clients. I will have new skills, and a fresh vision to bring to a typical session.
Luckily I have a bunch of kids who I bribe, yell at, pay, and generally force to model for me. Haha! I am also blessed to have best friends who have beautiful kids that let me practice on them.
One late afternoon, in downtown Houston rules were broken, inspiration flowed and children were bribed!
In the beginning I was going for an "editorial" shoot of skateboarding.
But as I culled through the images on my computer, I saw a theme emerge. Each individual boy spoke to me. Their unique personalities began to jump off the screen. I then decided to create a series of black and white portraits.
I love the moodiness of a black and white. I love the freedom to express my vision with no expectation or pressure. I simply love photography.
This is my photography club's "10 on the 10th" blog circle. Please go to my friend Maricruz's post, and follow our little circle. Gain some inspiration of your own and just enjoy the eye candy. There are some wonderfully talented ladies here in the Houston area.
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Session sneak peaks, family stuff, photography favorites and finds and once in awhile I will go off on a political rant...... Just kidding!