Wednesday, April 09, 2008
mentoring session with laurie crutchfield
Here we are rocking the reflector, AGAIN! Cara was very skilled at working it!
Jamie's feet were bathed in this super ridiculous light, ok maybe it's more of her dress but you get my point. Super crazy pretty!
Miss Laurie got caught red handed shooting tight here! But she worked it out and got some awesome compostion and really rocked their pose!
This scrabbly ladder added a nice touch here, right? These sisters are so amazing! This image was the perfect time for Laurie to do her 'visual sweep' before committing to the image- we caught a strap out of place, poor feet placement & we also placed Cara's hand on her hip to give her more purposeful body language.
Laurie Crutchfield is one of the most adorable and talented ladies I have met in a long time- and that accent is just too much!!
I had the pleasure of being hired to do a one day mentoring session with Miss Laurie the day after the Rediscovery Workshop so to us it felt like the learning didn't stop until she got on her plane back to North Carolina!
Laurie said she really wanted to do a shoot with me and see how I got what I get during a shoot and to help her achieve what she sees in her mind at a shoot. So I asked Laurie what some of her weaknesses are and what she wanted to improve upon. She said she mostly shoots tight and that she has a hard time posing couples. I feel like these are two areas I feel pretty confident in and was really up for the challenge of shooting, stopping, thinking things out, recomposing or adjusting as necessary and getting it right! I think she secretly wanted to knock me out by the end of the shoot because I wasn't letting her get away with anything! Wait, who am I kidding? It wasn't a secret at ALL she was yelling 'CARLA TEN EYCK.....!!' throughout the day as I badgered away at her. She tried shooting tight so many times but I caught her red handed and made her switch to her wide lens and really think about her composition, another thing she wanted to work on. I posted my interpretation of our day here and now I can't wait to see her images!
It was so much fun for both of us because we got to photograph Jamie and Cara again and have them all to ourselves! Well, Mike was there with his wife Kim but that was for something else entirely... but that's another blog post!
So, I am officially available for one on one mentoring sessions! I think that one of the most valuable aspects of our workshop was seeing everything through from start to finish- meaning, we had our concept, we shot, we worked on our images and had a critique. So I would love to offer a private shoot with either a couple or just one person and work on whatever it is you think you need help with while shooting- then edit and work up your images to see the process through.
If you are interested just shoot me an email and we can discuss the details! And thanks to Laurie Crutchfield for making me realize this is something that I really want to do!
my bad on spelling your name Lori- one of my client's spells her name that way!! :)