…to photograph someone…

When I ask to photograph someone, it is because I love the way they look and I think I make that clear. I'm paying them a tremendous compliment. What I'm saying is, I want to take you home with me and look at you for the rest of my life. - Amy Arbus

 

This past July, I had the wonderful opportunity of taking a workshop at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Colorado. Not only was the location totally amazing but also the workshop. I was able to work with Amy Arbus who was challenging and kind.   

I have done a variety of photographic processes and approaches. The area that I see needing exploration is working with environmental portraits. I love to photography but become shy around people. The workshop pushed me to face this fear by forcing me to meet, greet and photograph.

If anything the workshop was too short or I am just slow learner. I wish there was more time to workout the planning of the subjects so to capture their personal stories. I did learn a lot of tips has to how to photograph people and how to edit the images into a visual story. Amy Arbus is an excellent visual editor and seeing her in action was a great experience by itself.