Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a fun shoot out hosted by Color Inc. I don’t typically photograph many children that don’t live in my house, so this was a fun diversion from my norm. Way more fun than standard children’s portraits, these kids were all in set-ups that represented Nursery Rhymes. The concepts and set ups were created by Houston area children’s photographer Shalonda Chaddock and Dallas area children’s photographer Sally Molhoek.
I almost didn’t attend this event.
I didn’t feel like it really applied to me.
I mean, I don’t really consider myself a children’s photographer… What would I learn? What would be the point? These really aren’t images I am going to use to market myself…
As a creative professional, I am a big proponent of the importance of play. When your profession depends on your ability to generate ideas and change the way you look at things, it is important to feed your imagination and nurture your creative spirit.
I do some workshops and events to learn more about marketing… some to learn more about posing… some to learn more about lighting. I am ALWAYS trying to LEARN and build my skills, but it is just as important to play and just take time to look at the world a little differently. Thank you Color Inc for giving me an opportunity to feed that side of me.
Here is another post about creative play.