Sometimes inspiration comes in strange ways. I’ve always wanted my photography to pay for itself, but haven’t wanted to shoot the things that pay. For instance I don’t want to shoot weddings, the bread and butter of most photographers.
But I have lately seen some really great wedding photographers online. Ever since the trash the dress video I posted about, I’ve thought, “If I shot weddings and they looked like that, I’d shoot weddings.”
I’ve also considered shooting seniors. Well portraits in general, but specifically seniors. But it wasn’t until someone linked to this image that I got excited about it.
Stellar does great work, and he’s one of those designer guys who makes us simple photographers feel inferior. But why should his workflow make me want to shoot seniors?
Because the packaging is so cool. It makes me want to shoot seniors so I can deliver something like this. I want to hand someone a box and watch them open it like a Christmas present.
So my photography is going to go in a different direction soon.