I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different things– a statement which frustrates the hell out of business mentors and advisers who like to talk about branding, creating your niche, and attracting the right kind of client. And they’re right. After all, clients want to know that you do precisely what they need you to do seven days a week and twice on Sunday. Makes sense. But I was a lawyer for fourteen years. Photography was my hobby for a long time before I ever even thought of trading in my briefcase for a camera bag ten years ago. So, yes. We’re going to talk about photographing flowers– in many ways the ideal subject. Flowers are pretty, but they don’t require a hair and makeup team on set. They are neither moody nor volatile, and never cop an attitude. They don’t require a specific brand of expensive water secretly bottled straight from a hidden stream in Madagascar, and they are never late for a shoot. Never.
“Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.