Sometimes I forget to just shoot for myself. I’ll have clients and I know what photos they want, but they aren’t the photos I want. The photos they want are easy. For sports, its isolations of individual athletes that can be cut out easily. They want things that I could shoot in 10 minutes and be on my way. Since they are the client though, I have to make sure they get what they want. It’s boring though, it’s not challenging. I want to be challenged.
That’s why yesterday when I shot some divers for N.C. State who were preparing for the ACC Swiming and Diving Championships I made sure to go to both sessions as the team prepared even though I had everything I needed after the first. Even though I knew I was golden after the first hour session at 10 a.m., I decided to return anyway for the second session at 3:45 p.m. to get shots I wanted to make while I had the access. I’m glad I did and I’m much happier with the results than had I not.