Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Can I See the Back of the Camera?"

Hey everybody!

It's not a question I get very often, but every once in a while I'll be doing a shoot and whomever I've been photographing lets curiosity get the better of them.

"Can I see the back of the camera?"

I guess it comes from my years of shooting film. Remember that stuff? I shot weddings (and portraits) on film from 1998-2003! Anyway, we weren't able to show images on the back of the camera back then, and I loved the excitement created by my clients seeing a print of themselves from the shoot for the very first time. What I'm getting at is... I rarely show clients the back of the camera! I'd say maybe 1 out of every 100 or 200 shoots (not shots.... PHOTO SHOOTS).

That being said, I showed my bride one of her shots on the back of the camera Saturday. Why? Because I didn't want her to think that I had photoshopped this image to look like this. This happened with my gear, camera settings, sun positioning, etc. All the stuff that makes me who I am as a photographer (I had to re-write that last line because I sounded super conceited - haha!!!) In a couple days I'm going to be sharing this wedding with you, but I wanted to illustrate my point of why I normally don't show images, but when I do it's for a very specific reason! Anyway, here's the shot! {should I try to trademark Benny rainbow light? haha!}

Talk to you soon,

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