I finally was able to meet up with Kim this past weekend for one of our well overdue photo shoots. The last time we did a photo shoot was back in winter of 2017. When we usually meet up, he'll bring a few outfits and we'll pick an area to explore in SF (usually) and have fun taking photos. I used to joke all the time that I didn't know what I was doing and in some ways, I still feel that way. I'm certainly no expert when it comes to photographing people as it's not my usual thing, but I go out with the intention to have fun and know I'll likely get a few photos I like. Thankfully, the SFMOMA where we went had amazing lighting so it played in my favor for most photos. Below are a few of my favorite photos.
One of my big takeaways after our afternoon on Sunday was that while I took plenty of not so great photos that turned out blurry, too dark, too light, etc., was that we had a lot of fun. To me, even if I didn't get any photos I liked, I had a lot of fun exploring, trying out new angles, looking for what I think might be a good shot, etc. In the end, it's all an experiment. Sometimes things workout well and other times, meh, not so great. If I go in with the idea that it'll be fun, most of the time it will be.
Next time you go out and shoot, experiment and have a fun. Don't think so much about the end product but enjoy the process of exploring the world with your camera, even if it's with your phone.
Big thanks to Kim for always being up for fashion photo shoot adventures and being my model! You're awesome!