Here’s a little secret. For every artistic-ish photograph you see, there are about 50 shots before it. That’s how long it takes for me to get to the picture I have in my head. I’m not the type who shows up and knows what will work immediately. I have to come at it from numerous angles. (When I was shooting for news, someone once told me — you aren’t done until you’ve walked around the scene 360 degrees and taken a shot every few steps. It is so true!)
Anyway, here are behind the scenes thoughts of what goes down in my night shots!
I knew right away I had to use these lanterns the couple lined up to the property. When people were dancing, I wandered around to see what I could find. (Sometimes I don’t have this luxury, but, the second shooter was grabbing dancing pics)
Same situation with these next series of pictures. People were dancing and I wandered outside to see what I could work with. I noticed immediately that flood lights on the building were in a weird position.
There you have it! Thanks for reading this special Friday Random!