With landscapes, I feel nature cooperates. I find the shot and just take it. I don't have to tell it to pose this way or fix any one's hair or wait. Take the shot and move on.
However, my husband said that if I want to make money doing this, I will need to at least take children's portraits. That my friends, is seriously stepping out of my comfort zone. For two reasons:
- I'm shy. Okay, not shy with children but those children do have parent's. I have a hard time talking to people. I clam up and my heart races. I'm not comfortable being around people I don't know. I'm afraid I'll say something stupid or there will be that awkward silence. Yeah, totally hate that!
- I don't know if I will have the patience with other people's children. Something about me you don't know, I have a lack of patience. You see, my child is easy to photograph. She's my child. I tell her to pose this way or that way and she will. She's photogenic too. If she don't do what I want, I can say "Get you're butt over here and do as you're told" cause she's my child! :O) With someone else's kid though.....yeah, I don't think that would fly if those same words came out of my mouth. So what do I do?!
I also have my BFF's two boys, one that is my daughter's age and the other that is 4 yrs old. They have personalities that will be quite challenging but I am up for it. I'm sure it helps being friend's with the parents though. With this practice time, I will give my friends a CD with copies of the pictures and me with the rights to those pictures for marketing, of course.
I am getting excited about this though. Very nervous though cause I do not want this to become something I dread. If it does, I will have to stop cause my whole thing about taking pictures is the joy I get from it!