If you photograph people, it’s a good idea to get in front of the camera every so often.
I didn’t always realize this until I started teaching.
I don’t consider myself vain or the sort who spends hours preening in front of the mirror.
In fact I’ve been known to spot a flat-top when I don’t want to bother about running a comb through my hair.
My point is, it’s good to be in front of the camera and relinquish control occasionally.
With this role-reversal, you might think a bit more about how and what you say to your subject/model when they need a boost of self-confidence especially in the case of a newbie or a very shy person.
A successful photo shoot with people is always a collaboration, it’s not a still life.
Too often a photographer gets too caught up with gear, lighting ratios and doesn’t establish a connection with the people.
Being in front of the camera is not the most natural thing with the everyone.
Watch this a video from Digital Rev which is fascinating and humorous, thanks to Kai, the presenter.