For some time now I have wanted to form a photography group. I wanted this group to be a place where photographers can share ideas but also provide (give and receive) meaningful feedback (critique) to each other so that everyone involved would learn and grow as artists. I decided to name this group iPhotographer. It has nothing to do with iPhone or iPad other than sharing the ‘I’. It places an emphasis on the entire process, not just the end result, and embraces the true art of photography.
With the digital technology, taking pictures has never been easier. I see many pictures, but a lack of photographs. Learning photography is more than just using a camera to point and shoot and later run through store bought photoshop actions to substitutive for creativity. It takes technical knowledge to know what setting and lighting numbers to punch in and more importantly why and when to use them. Then after an image is taken, post production starts that process all over again, which I had talked about in an earlier post
So my question to an aspiring photographer would be, do you want to take pictures or photographs? If the answer is photographs then iPhotographer might be the place for you.
Of course, it can take more than a photographer to create wonderful images. For example, the team of very talented people whom I collaborated with to make this shoot a success. My heartfelt gratitude goes to the following people:
- The intelligent model, Kristine, who is not only beautiful but brings her missile programming (yes she really does) smarts to every shoot.
- Awesome Make-up Artist, Christine Hula. She matched my vision of the look I had perceived for the shoot exactly and at every step.
- The fantastic Hair Stylist, Megan Jackson, who did wonders and made some fantastic suggestions that I hadn’t even imagined.
- Lastly, a special thanks goes to my guinea pig first attendee and fellow photographer Chyna. Whom I knew would bring her own unique ideas, input, and creativity to the shoot.
I believe a cultivating environment is where beautiful images like the ones below can be created. So enjoy!
Thank you all for helping me accomplish some absolutely beautiful boudoir images as well as allowing me to grow and learn with you along the way.