A few weeks back I posted the above image on Instagram and other social media channels and had a great response, thank you. Also I want to shout out to Zack Arias who give me a virtual kick up the ass when he posted something along these lines himself. #GOYA
Originally I put a pretty short timescale on this but now want open this up to run a little longer to help out where schedules clash.
Let me explain what this is all about.
I love photography and I love photographing people but at times it can be all too easy to get bogged down with the admin, the thinking about photography, the emails and social media, helping others (which I also enjoy). You forget about you.
Please don't misunderstand I am grateful for my clients who I photograph, provide training for and run events for but....
I need to spend some time on me. Me Me Me.
I need to get people in front of my lens and make portraits/shoot new images.
I need to bury all this crap that is building in my head and get to work running the camera and lights. Seriously my focus is like that of a Canon 5D2 at the moment.
I need to stop thinking about photography and get to creating photography.
I need to stop looking at that effin Canon 5Ds / 5D Mark IV because that will not help.
I need to shoot, grow as a photographer...hell as a person.
I need to do this before I lose my shit.
Easy.. Easy.. Stay focused.
To do this I need to find people to photograph and so I ask you fine folk, who want's to let me shoot a portrait of them and help me out?
I am set to shoot either at my studio in Stockport or on location somewhere (your home, work, shed, man cave, girl cave, car.. where ever).. have wheels can travel.
The shoots aren't going to be any huge planned productions or ideas but more a simple portrait session where I will work to get to know you and make some cool (hopefully) portraits/environmental portraits of you. They will possibly include...
- Head Shots.
- Full Length, Half or 3/4 Length Portraits.
- Environmental Portraits. - Really want to shoot some of these
- Seated Portraits.
- A portrait of you doing a hand stand.
- A Portrait of you lying down ( honestly not at dodgy as it sounds )
- Me just trying to find good light, tell a story, show the person in the portrait.
It depends on the subject, what we come up with and where we shoot.
The images will end up on my blog, social media, some will get buried in Lightroom never to be seen and I hope some will make it in to the portfolio folder.
You will also be given a handful of select images from the shoot, please don't ask me how many images because I have no idea. I will also provide you 1 print of your favourite image upto 18x12 in size as a thank you.
I don't know how long this will run for, let's see where it goes. When the doors are closed I will remover the form below and update the top of this post.
Now I don't care if you are shy, confident, young, old, large or small. Any and all welcome.
I hope to clear this noise in my head, meet some cool new people, may be make a friend or two and shoot some good portraits. Here goes... it's time to Get Off My Ass and get to effin work.
If that has not sent you running for the hills then please can you fill the form below in.
Shoot Sign Up Form
This form is to help me get the info needed to arrange a shoot with out the noise and mess that can be social media. Thank you.