Wow…I think the best thing photographers can do is educate themselves. So even though the NAPCP retreat took me away from my family and role as Mom, took me away from my computer/photographing/editing it was so important. To network. To grow. To learn. (To eat some really good food.) And to push myself outside the box. I have been thinking of a blog post to write on all that I learned but I think I actually need to photograph what I’m saying. So that blog post will come later.
But one thing we did at NAPCP was a Senior Shootout. I don’t usually photograph Seniors. To be honest, sometimes they scare me in a “I’m not cool enough and they are going to see right through me” kind of way. But you know what …they were so nice. They were so sweet. I just wanted to sit and have a cup of coffee with so many of them. And instead of having the Seniors posed for us, we just had a map and would walk around Charleston and meet them. So we posed them, positioned them and just got to know them better in the short time we had. And they were all amazing. The day after the Senior Shoot Out Sarah Lane spoke to us about Photographing seniors. If you don’t know who she is, click on the link and get ready to enjoy some fabulous work. She is one of the leading Senior Photographers in the country.
So because why you really come here is for the pictures, without further introduction, here are a few of my images from the Shoot Out.