There's an old saying that goes along the lines of 'cobler's children don't never have shoes .... ' but then again there is another saying that goes along the lines of 'Don't have a dog and bark yourself ... '
So as a photographer I have lots of casual photographs of my family but very few 'studio shots'
All that changed this weekend. I had a quick shot to put together for a client, and then as the Portable Studio was all set up I got the chance to get pictures of the family.
It's quite strange directing your wife and children in the same way you would any one else in front of the camera, making them stand a specific way and lets face it it's not like I had to build up any kind of client relationship with them.
What was interesting was to treat this like any other job. Although I used the opportunity to 'play' a little and try out some new ideas, I didn't waste time or drag too much. These models are after all like any other and their patience will not last forever.
I had some fun and so did the wife and kids.
More importantly I got to practice a few new things, work out how my new lens worked and use my ring flash so all in all not a bad day to play around.
More importantly though I got to work on a few things so client jobs will go more smoothly and that can't be a bad thing ...
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