I used to say I didn’t want to photograph people. I recently changed my opinions, deciding, what could it hurt to try something new. I had seen some photos that inspired me and decided I wanted to try photographing people. I have ideas of what I want but will need more practice before they will be a reality. Anyway, I asked a close friend if her daughter would mind being my model and in turn they will have the option to use any photos I captured. I figured it would be good practice for my photography, even if I decide not to continuing growing in this type of photography. Here are my favorite photos from my first photo shoot.
Photo Shoot With Miriam Hobbs – March 14, 2016:
It was an approximately seven hour-long photo shoot. We started in Blanco, Texas and finished in San Marcos, Texas.
In Blanco we didn’t have any specific location we wanted to go to we just wandered around. Blanco is a beautiful historic looking town. All of the pictures we took were around the square. If you ever visit Blanco their city park is beautiful in Spring.
In San Marcos:
I had found a few places in San Marcos that looked interesting. First, an island in the middle of the river. Second, the alley where someone painted a mural of the town’s zip code. Third, the train tracks on River Road.
We met a cool dog in Blanco, met some fun extras in San Marcos, and Miriam even sang an impromptu cover of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” with a singer song writer that was writing music at Cafe on The Square.
It was a fun day, I learned a lot. I also think that continuing to photograph people is definitely in my future. I am leaning more towards outdoor portraits and such more than in the studio. I am better at controlling light outdoors than indoors. I like the outdoors look better anyway.
1. Life is to short not to have fun.
2. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
3. I don’t write blogs like most people. I treat it more like an easier way to share all my photos. 🙂 Enjoy!
The model in these pictures is Miriam Hobbs. Miriam is an up and coming singer living here in Texas. She recently launched a KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds for her first album. Make sure you go check her out on her website.
What was it like working with her?
It was a blast working with someone like her for my first photo shoot. She has a great sense of humor and is just a fun person to hang out with. I didn’t really have to direct her in any way. It just worked out great, almost like she knew where and how to stand to get a good photo. She has done some acting and has performed on stage numerous times so she has the “drama” down.
Thanks for stopping by!
Alicia R. Paparo