Happy Friday!! Welcome to this week’s installment of TGIFF.
Trust YOUR Gut
This may not be a technical post or one about the latest equipment – BUT – it is something that has made a huge difference for me.
A little story, years ago…Of Shannon of yore (I finally got to use yore in a sentence!) I used to go about my photo sessions and every so often I would feel this pull. Something that said there is something here. The lighting would be amazing. Or an object/background would catch my attention, etc. And for whatever reason, fear, being overwhelmed or unconfident in my abilities, I would just note the feeling, but did nothing about it and continue on my shoot.
Until one day – I listened.
When I listened to my gut feeling, I ended up getting better images. Now when the light draws my attention in and my gut tells me there is an awesome image waiting over there. I do not hesitate. And I have never looked back.
A Quick Example
After driving back from a high school senior session, I passed by an empty lot with a VW bug with lots of ‘character.’ Even though we had wrapped the shoot and were on our way home, I asked my client if we could stop, as I knew there was a great opportunity over there.
So, listen to that gut of yours, it’s got good things to say. And right now mine says it’s dinner time