So I rented a few lenses for the Fourth of July, and to my surprise I get to keep them an extra day. There’s a pretty good chance that you have today off from work, so it seems to me that the time is ripe for a spontaneous photo shoot! Here’s how (I’m hoping) it will work.
I need all of the following things:
- A place to shoot
- A person to shoot
- Ideas for how to shoot it
- Fun people to shoot with
My goal is to have fun, collaborate with other artists, and make some sweet photos. I’m hoping this will attract two different kinds of people.
Non-photographers – First and foremost we need someone to photograph! Maybe you have an idea for something you’d like to do, or maybe even a need for a particular photo (promo, album cover, Flat Stanley, impersonation, etc…) I would love to find someone who needs a sharp new photo and can benefit from this spontaneous idea. If we can fill a need while being creative and having fun, then lets do it!*
Photographers – Amateurs, professionals, hobbyists, weekend warriors, etc. If you like taking pictures and you’re available this evening then you are welcome to come. Please bring your camera and any lenses, flashes, and accessories you have. We may end up with too many cooks in the kitchen, but considering the short notice I don’t think that will be a problem. I realize it’s a moving target and that makes it hard to plan around, but, that’s pretty much the world I live in as a freelance photographer. Once I’ve got a plan, I will update this post (or leave a comment) with details.
*There is one catch though. The shoot has to be somewhat challenging and have plenty of room for creativity. The most creative and practical idea submitted is the one that we’ll do. For example, if someone says, “I need a new headshot,” you’re gonna have to get more creative than that. Or if you are looking for a picture of you rappelling down the Grand Canyon, well, that’s not quite practical in this case. We need a creative idea and a place to make it happen. BTW, it’s the day after the Fourth of July. Surely someone has some leftover fireworks…
If you’ve got an idea, or if you’d like to join me, feel free to hit me up on twitter, facebook, email, cell phone, whatever. Let’s throw excuses and Resistance to the wind and go make some photos!