Amy Horn

Photographer

don’t rush a good photo

Many times clients begin their search for finding a photographer with great intentions. They look for someone who can match their own style and needs. Then, somehow a great shift happens. The focus changes from finding a perfect match of style to finding a perfect match for the wallet instead. Many photographers, I also do this, charge by an hourly rate. Clients often ask me if I’ll cut my rates in half for a 30-minute session rather than an hour. Depending on the shoot and customers needs, I’ll accommodate.

The purpose of this entry is to warn: Allow time to shoot.

Not only will the photographer feel rushed, but you, as a subject, will also. There is a big difference in a subject from the first frame to the last. I recently photographed a good friend of mine, Laura, who generally doesn’t like her picture taken. She was amazing. In freezing temperatures, we trotted throughout downtown Madison, Indiana to capture a few poses. I’ll post some more from her shoot later, but here is the difference between a first shot and one 30 minutes into the shoot.

In the first photos, a subject wants to recognize the camera exists and do what comes naturally, smile. But if you’re looking for a more photojournalistic style of photography, allow yourself time to adapt to being photographed. The end result is more natural, un-staged photographs.

As always, you can interact with me on www.facebook.com/ahornphotography or e-mail me at amyjohorn@gmail.com

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