This week’s photo of the week is something quite different for me… a portrait. It should be pretty apparent from the usual content here on the blog that I don’t do a lot of this type of shooting. When my good friend Wayne Simpson asked me if I would do some shots of him, I was both excited and a little terrified at the same time. Being that he is such and excellent portrait photographer himself, I knew that it would be a great learning experience for me but I also knew that his expectations would be high and that I would be working well outside of my comfort zone. I suppose it helps that we are close friends and can handle each other’s insults… I mean… criticism pretty well. This shot is the one Wayne chose as his favourite and I agree that it’s one of the best of the bunch from the afternoon’s shoot. It was a joint effort with us both providing input and ideas into the details of the lighting, composition, etc. and I’m pretty pleased with what we came up with.
I did spend a nice day out in the mountains doing some landscape shooting as well this week, but I think I like this shot more than anything I brought back from that day. While landscapes are still what I love to shoot, I’m finding more and more that I just enjoy photography, period. One of the things I love about it is that there are so many different genres and styles out there, but it’s all still photography, and it’s all fun! I also love that there is always so much more to learn. This was a great experience for me and something I look forward to doing again. Thanks Wayne for being a great subject and being so patient with me!
I should also mention that if you’re interested in hearing more on Wayne and his work, make sure you watch Canon Rumors in the next couple days. I’m excited to share that he is being featured in a profile interview which I’m told should be published any day now.
Great work Ian. Love the comment ” I’m finding more and more that I just enjoy photography, period. “
Thanks for taking me to the woods and shooting me. Glad you had fun with it and I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out.