This post is for those who have a desire to want to create imagery with an eye for making a living from it. To give you an idea as to how I think and approach a job here are two images from two very different shoots, but similar in that the subjects are pregnant.
Pic 1. Was a pregnancy based around surrogacy and the two sisters were eagerly awaiting the arrival. How do you convey that? Answer. Well lets use a new soft toy on the end of a fishing line, as if to say, hurry up babes, were waiting for you. The respective partners were put into shot doing what men can only do, wait. This image worked so well and made a very lovely canvas print. Shot on a jetty near the clients home, lighting was natural supplemented with flash through a softbox.
Pic 2. How do you come up with something that can say as much about the pregnant belly as the family and the husbands vocation? He's an artist. My answer was. Lets turn this into art. The subject coming out of the canvas, connected, yet separate. Clean and simple. a really nice print. Lighting was again natural supplemented with flash, turned down so you don't notice.
So when someone asks you to make a picture for them, think outside the box, ask yourself lots of questions that challenge you to create, or you could just be a person with a camera and no idea.