I had a friend ask me for prints of New Orleans today. I’m happy that he wants one from me, but these types of requests (blindly sending shots that might interest my customer) always leave me with a feeling that I need far more pictures than I’ve currently taken of the requested place/subject matter. My problem is I focus too hard on getting one picture just right. While that’s not a problem in the sense that it gives me an outstanding picture for my portfolio (see above), it is an issue when quantity outweighs quality. That can happen in photography. You can show a client 3 pictures that took forever to envision and capture, only to have that same client ask you, “Cool. But what else do you have?” It’s a part of the job, I guess.
I have no idea if my friend will say the same to me when I show him the 8 photos that I sent his way.
Time will tell.
-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)