My favourite part of our office space is the light. No wait, the dog. No, I mean the giant bean bag. Actually, I like it all.
A common excuse amongst hobbyist photographers is lacking leisurely time to pick up their camera. Personally, I think photography can be as accessible as you make it. For example, this brief shoot took no longer than 30 minutes. It isn’t a model from a professional agency—merely a friend who needed some photos of his face.
My point is, it doesn’t have to be difficult to get shots like this. Grab a friend, grab your camera, clock out for a half hour and take some solid shots.
By the way, I’ve just launched my first email course designed to get new photographers into the habit of picking up their camera more. If the idea of shooting regularly and transitioning away from Auto interests you, check out my course.
I can’t believe that, of all locations in Glasgow, I opted to shoot Abigail in Govan. Govan isn’t exactly the prettiest part of Glasgow, nor does it have the best reputation. In fact, within 10 minutes of starting to shoot in a disused patch of land, we were approached by two, inquisitive neds with Buckfast. It was 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon! Still, its grungy and – in some places – barren look is great for photos. Plenty of contrast to be had, which is just what I like.
Shambles Miller is a talented singer/songwriter from Glasgow. I’ve heard his songs and they are witty and funny and good. In preparation for his single release on the 9th of July, we took some photos of him in Govan. I told him to “just trust me” with the yellow, flower things (they’re not very masculine). We didn’t spend as much time taking photos as I would have hoped because I had dropped my bank card, which is never very good.