This entire semester, I have been preparing for my Senior Exhibit which will take place in April. Preparing for models, clothing and style have constantly been on my mind so that I can create the images that I hope to end up with. Finding locations have been challenging, but so far, I have been finding places. This got me to think.
What makes a photographer good at what they do?
It can't be the models because they are naturally beautiful and know the correct angles to use so that they look good. It can't be the location because if choosing an extravagantly, beautiful location, it will always look good, no matter what. It can't be the lens or camera because a good photographer can make anything look good no matter what they use. It certainly helps, but what is the key factor? Could it be the angles one uses? Or the use of lighting? Or could it be the actual concept behind the work? How can I make my images in such a way that they will be more than just what any photographer could do? Is it possible? How does one stand out from the crowd or even the images that I have already taken?
These questions have been dancing around my head lately and I am puzzled. My plan is to present seven images, which means I have five more shoots to go. How can I push myself even more?
The only problem about Senior Exhibit is that I am unable to show my images because then it will give away the surprise. Just know that I am very anxious to show people my new work and I hope you will get the chance to see them in the coming months!
How do you create work that stands out? What process do you go through when producing or creating something?