Fro Nation

Fro Nation

Photography extends far beyond the click of the shutter, yes that is the quintessential moment when you freeze time, but there is so much that goes on before and after the click.  Not only is there more than that moment there, at times, is another next to the photographer.  Just this last weekend I did an outdoor family portrait session with Richard Pochop, and although he was holding the camera in this instance, being an “assistant” doesn’t quite accurately describe the role.  This was the first time that he and I had worked together in this capacity and it was a blast.  We go out and shoot very often together, so the unspoken communication came naturally.

We arrived early and scoped out the location, finding possible back drops and various shooting scenarios, got the gear out and “got in the zone”.  When the family arrived we were ready to go.  We asked them what they were looking for and pointed out various options and we were off.  It almost looked like we knew what we were doing, every thing went smooth.  The family had a great time as did we.  The shoot ended, the family left and we held a short debrief discussing what had just happened and our end goal for their photographs.  As I mentioned before there is much more than the click of the shutter, time has been spent since the shoot picking and processing the photographs that represented best what we were looking for.  Photography is a lot of work, but is it really work if you enjoy what you are doing?

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