Keep your eyes open for snapshots.
I consider myself to be a professional. Yes I went to college. I have all the latest pro gear. I don’t do snapshots. Well maybe sometimes.
I spent the last couple of weeks putting together a new website that does a better “job” in displaying my “work”.
Like some lucky people I have what I believe to be a career and not a “job”. I always thought photography is fun, not work. Really who wants to go to “work” everyday?
So this blog is just for fun. No heavy message about creating images that will change the world or how I landed another great corporate account.
This is 1 cup composition, A pair of ripped pants, a healthy sprinkling of serendipity, and seasoned to taste. No Photoshop added. Enjoy with a glass of wine.
The ripped pants. So I was walking down this street in a downtown area and saw this weed growing out of a painted arrow in the parking lot. The business that had been closed for a while and of course it had a fence around it. Nobody was around. I wanted the photo.
I stood there for about 1/2 hour, ok maybe 30 seconds. I knew I was going over the fence. I really did not think I was doing anything wrong. I thought up a story for the cops anyway. I was prepared to lie about being an instructor at the local college. I would say it was for a lesson I planned on teaching that semester. I was inspiring young minds. I am sure they would let me go with just a warning.
I climbed the fence. I ripped my pants. I got the photo.
See more information on my website about photographing executive portraits and corporate branding and snapshots of weeds.Andy Templeton Photography Executive Portraits Orange County www.atempletonphoto.com