So, I attended my first in person photography conference! To say it was enchanting would be an understatement. I absolutely love the photography community. There were so many people to network with and just build relationships with. It was meeting all of your heroes in one room and so down to earth. I am a self proclaimed ambivert. There were moments of me being completely extroverted and other times where I was all in my head. In both instances, people accepted you where you were. I had no feeling of being pushed outside of my comfort zone. I met people I may never see again, but in the moment we were the best of friends. We attending some of the same classes, took the same notes and listened intently to the experts on how we can improve our artistry and love for photography.
I have to admit, I like I was in a rut to some degree when I moved back to Virginia. I know you know what I mean. People are like, I wish you were here, I would love to be photographed by you. I need you to do my headshots, I need these photos, blah blah blah. Now that I'm here, it's alllll crickets. However, this conference has ignited my fire once again and reminded me of why I fell in love with photography in the first place. I was able to try out some techniques that I hadn't learned about and it was exhilarating to see what I can do with some direction from the experts. Lighting is key in what you can do and how to photograph your clients in their best light! I had a plan and agenda during this conference, and it was to be able to market myself differently this year because of the tricks that I wanted to learn in terms of lighting and how to bring some thing to light (pun intended).
If you haven't yet see it, I posted a couple a photos on my instagram. I learned a couple different lighting tricks and they are definitely a different style than I'm used to. I typically like to use natural light and shoot lifestyle type of shoots, however, I was able to shoot some GQ inspired photos, that you can see.
Needless to say, I enjoyed my first photography conference and I can't wait to go to my next one. I love this community and I love photographing people in their best light. If you are ready to book a photo session with me, feel free to Book Now.