I’m a landscape photographer through and through.
If I had my druthers, I’d druther be laying knee deep in reddish mud in the Grand Staircase getting the right angle on a panorama of the Paria River.
It’s best when there isn’t a soul around within 30 miles.
That is where I’m most comfortable. That is where I wanna be.
Occasionally, though, it’s good for the landscape photographer to… shall we say… expand their horizons. 😉 😉
My greatest weakness is people pictures. I’ll never be good at it. I’ll never pretend I am… except for high paying customers, of course.
But opportunities to practice crop up.
One such opportunity is this cancer fundraiser put together by a 20-something kid at an eclectic bistro. It was mostly a concert with 4 performances.
Like a lot of things, I didn’t wanna do it. But once I got warmed up I had a lot of fun. I can, occasionally, be quite the people person. It surprises me.
I still got to wallow around on the floor in front of the performers and the crowd while contorting into weird positions trying to get the shot.
The best part was I didn’t get cold, wet or super dirty. I pulled a quadricep, though!
To her credit, my business partner reserved commenting on the embarrassment of having to work with me and my… shall we say… unusual and often intrusive behavior. I just ignore weird looks I get. I’d look weird at me, too, so I understand.
As my business partners might say… it isn’t exactly “star quality” imagery… but it’s a start.
Some of the most interesting human photo subjects are desert dwellers who eke out a meager living in harsh climates. They got great faces and wear unique clothes.
I’ve encountered many such fascinating people living among landscapes, but rarely photograph them. This stuff is kinda fun… I think I MIGHT change. Naaaaa… lol!!!