Last week I spent a fun afternoon shooting some photos with a friend. Whenever I do this kind of thing I realize why in the real world it takes a whole team to make stuff like this happen. It's easy to make something, but then to style it, model it, photograph it, pose it - it's so much to think about. Too overwhelming!
Fortunately I had a really great model (who is also pretty good behind the camera too!) and it worked out great. I think we got some awesome shots. I did learn one little fix that might be worth sharing with anyone else that wants to do a photoshoot with a friend...
Here's what usually happens to me. I find a cute friend and say let's take photos. Sounds great, super fun, but then when the camera actually points at them, they get a little awkward and mumble "what do you want me to do?" I'm not much of a photographer so I have no clue how to say what they should do. I'm usually like, "Just look good, ok?"
So this time, we took turns being the model & photographer. When one person got tired posing we'd swap and put the other in front of the camera. It made things so much better! Nobody was stuck in one role, which can be really boring, and it didn't feel as silly to pose if the other person was going to have to do it too. So that's my tip for happy friend photo taking - get everyone involved in everything.
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