I am NOT a photographer, by any means. I love taking pictures, love playing with them, and am always trying to improve my skills. I have become an avid
stalker follower of several excellent photographers' blogs.
I try to implement some of their techniques and shooting angles. Sometimes I get lucky, and it actually works. The quality of my pictures, since acquiring my cool new camera, makes me very happy. They work for me. HOWEVER, if I had to take pictures for someone else and have my pictures meet their expectations... well, thats just a little too much intimidation for me. So imagine my shock when I was asked to do just such a thing. Hayden's Uncle Richard and his singing partner were looking for images for a new album cover for their new CD entitled "The drifter and the lady", and asked if I would take them.
Just an ALBUM COVER!!!!
When I showed up to take pictures and they had 5 outfit changes. Ok, yeah... I'm out of my league already. I was thinking more of "standing by a fence and taking a few pictures".
I worked on several images right after the shoot, and have been playing with a few more since then, and I have to say... I impress myself! It's not where I envision my pictures in the long run, but for a first time professional photo shoot, I did pretty good.
Check out Richard & Mary's stuff here. Old-time country sound. My favorite of Richard's songs is "Leave the Light on". Enjoy!