Photography is way more than the technical end and I think people forget this essential part when they are shooting or even when they think it would be a good career choice for them. There is so much that goes into making people feel comfortable and seen in front of your lens. To feel understood. Isn’t that what we want most in this life? To feel seen and loved? Is that something you think about when you are photographing your clients or are you thinking about the light, the pose, the camera settings?
To be honest with you, after photographing people for the last 12 years my mindset has completely changed over the past few years. I focus more on the connection, the vulnerability, and the love WAY more than I focus on the technical end. And YES, my pictures aren’t always perfect, but that is not what I am striving for. I am looking for the perfectly imperfect moments that evoke emotion and connection between my clients. The connection not only between my clients, but the connection to my lens (which really is the connection to me). I am going to lay out THREE important factors in which I think the psychology of photography is essential while shooting.
This guide is something I have been thinking about for a while. I hope more than anything that it opens your eyes and your heart more to the purpose of what we do as photographers.