Daughter watching her father make pizzas. We love his pizzas!}
Shoot What Counts
Before moving to Colombia, I was guilty of being trigger happy while shooting. Here in Bogota, I’m learning to shoot what counts. I can’t always pull out my camera whenever I spot something interesting because we’re in a hurry, or there are too many people around.
I ask myself these essential questions before I take aim.
-Is this interesting to me?
-Do I have a unique point of view to share with viewers?
-Essentially, is this worth it?
In many ways, I’m still a beginner, but I’m learning to curb the urge to shoot for fun and focus on shooting something of significance that tells a story or communicates a feeling or ideal.
2. Give them some direction. Even if you don’t know the language too well (like me), you can use hand gestures. Then, shoot! I once only shot two pictures of someone, because they were waiting for a bus. I acted as fast as I could while obtaining the results I wanted.
3. Show them the photo. This makes the smile and feel even more comfortable.
4. Get their email address & some personal information so you can stay in touch and also describe who they are.
5. Follow up within a couple of days through email. No longer than a week!