Saturday, October 8, 2011

I don't like people........

So, I was sitting with fellow photographers this past weekend. We were shooting the breeze, so to speak, and talking about which sessions we were taking at the Black Hills Photo Shoot Out.  I was asked by a friend if I was taking the "cowboy" session, of course I said, "No!" and she replied, "That is right, you don't like people!"  We, of course, got a HUGE laugh out of it and I am sure this will be a joke for some time, but it is so very true! 

Last fall I got talked into taking senior pictures for a co-worker's son. I figured it would be ok and I needed to broaden my horizons, so I agreed to take the pictures.  We had a great time and the pictures turned out fine, but there sure is something about taking people pictures that I just am not a fan of. Is it the stress of making sure the victim, oops sorry, the subject is posed the correct way? Is it telling people how they should stand? I am just not sure. All I know is that I just do not have the patience to do portraiture photography.   I can sit for HOURS watching prairie dogs, bird, clouds or whatever else, but to pose someone or take wedding pictures....heaven forbid! 

My hats off to you folks that do that sort of photography, I just can't do it.  Apparently, my friend was right, I just don't like people!


  1. I don't like people either. We shot people last weekend and I struggled. Terry is a natural with people. I prefer mountains or oceans or something that doesn't need me to tell it how to stand to look nice.

  2. Maybe it is in the genes with not liking people.