It Happens to the Best of Us

My Pop used to say, “Some days will just be like that”. Yesterday was one of those days.

I’ve been rather proud of a lot of the work I’ve done lately. I’m on top of my game, and I’m scoring consistently great shots from wonderful clients and models. It’s been some of my best work to date.

But not every shoot is going to go so damned well, I suppose. Quiniquewa came by yesterday afternoon to do some bridal stuff with me. She and her aunt raided the wardrobe closet and came out with some great choices. We worked well together, we had some fun, and laughed a bunch. But while the images looked great on the back of the camera, once I got them into Lightroom I was disappointed. Quiniquewa was awesome, she was rocking the poses, but damn. Damn, damn, damn.

My technique was poor. My angles weren’t great. The lighting was wretched. I’m pissed at myself. I was suddenly off my game, in a big way. Not even just a little bit, I was blowing the basics, the absolute fundamentals. I’m spitting mad. There were a few shots that were ok, salvageable I suppose, but nothing at all that blew me away. I guess I got cocky, and that’s always a mistake.

But everyone has days like that, I suppose. And Quiniquewa has very generously agreed to come back for a re-shoot sometime next week. I’m looking forward to it, because this time we will rock you.





To repeat the disclaimer, this is a project about re-discovery. It’s about remembering who I am, what I’m about, what I love and what I do not. Fair warning, this project will be posted here rather than at my SFW site because there will be nudity from time to time. Some of it will be of me, some not, some artistic and pretty to look at, some just raw.

I don’t intend to think of something every day and then shoot it, though I may do that sometimes, too. But sometimes I will just shoot, and then find something about myself in the frames and post about that thing, whatever it is.

All my #365SelfDiscovery posts will be filed here.