Last night, I joined a group of about 40+ Flickrites at EMP/Seattle Center for an evening of light-weight strobe lighting and gussied up models. There were umbrellas EVERYWHERE! I knew going into it that what I was about to participate in wasn't really my 'thing' - give me the sun and maybe a white card or two and I'm a happy girl. But I thought this posed a challenge to the normal 'sun kissed' photos - not to mention there would be models at my disposal - another unique, "I don't normally shoot people", out of my element sort of experiment.
I'm always amazed by how pleased I am when I do have people in the shot. When shooting food it is always about trying to find the life on the plate, where with people, all you have to do is tell them where to sit/stand and life is just blaring through the lens. I understand why people like to shoot portraits - it is quite magical.
Well, trying to stay true to my passion and craft, I brought a prop along with me. I first thought cupcakes, but then I remembered where we were shooting (near the fun forest theme park), so I opted for pink cotton candy instead. A food photographer can't shoot without food!
It was a lot of fun.