Yesterday was my first maternity photo shoot and although I’m pleased with how some of the photos turned out, I’m still a little disappointed. I wonder if it is because I’m too hard on myself, possibly in some sort of funk, or is it just something that part-time (self-taught) photographers like myself experience every now and then? Please be advised that I’m normally a very positive person, so I apologize in advance if this post seems like a downer. I just wish I would’ve captured more high-quality photos for the “Parents-to-be” 😉
First of all, I was all over the place this time around with regards to camera settings; and the result was that many of my pictures didn’t turn out (about 75 of 320), when I normally seem to have better luck. It also didn’t help that I’m fighting a sinus infection so my head hurt and still does.
Secondly, even though the subject’s are the daughter and son-in-law (I know both) of a close friend, I still had some anxiety about taking their pictures. I feel very comfortable sitting on the side-lines taking “candid” photos, but for whatever reason, I basically freeze up when I’m in a position where I need to direct people to do certain things or come up with on-the-spot ideas.
Having explained part of my situation, I’m hoping that amateur and professional photographers alike can give me some words of wisdom and/or advice. Feel free to critique these photos as I’m a big believer that constructive criticism will help me to become a better photographer!
LOL… Funny how this post just made me think of another one I can write, but one that won’t include pictures 🙂
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