Recently Mike called me for an updated headshot for his professional profile and social media. We had good chat about his background. It helped me get to know Mike better and visualize the type of portrait that would capture his personality and image. I found out he has a foot in two different but complementary areas: he’s an information technology professional and a professor. We needed a shot for both areas of his career. Right away I knew the situation called for an environmental portrait.
Sometimes I come up with excuses not to shoot, like I don’t have time or I’m not feeling inspired, and sometimes a great shooting opportunity is right under my nose but my mind is somewhere else. This is a story of how I almost missed a unique shooting opportunity. And why I’m happy I didn’t.