Out and About, Downtown Springfield, Missouri
Almost two years ago I came across a project called the “100 Strangers Project“.
This photography project was started to push photographers to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, work on their portrait taking skills and to motivate and inspire them. I decided to give it a try!
It was (and still is) very difficult! Approaching a complete stranger on the street, asking them if you can photograph them (being rejected many times) and then, using all your photography knowledge and quick thinking to compose a great photograph, is mind blowing to me. But I have done it and did it again this past weekend. It pushed me out of my safe place and into a world of uncertainty, possible rejection and made me think quickly on my toes, many times making mistakes. But every once in a while I try to get out there and try again and mostly, I come home pretty proud of myself and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment!
Last Saturday I met this “Cute Couple”!
(They agreed to the photograph but didn’t wish to give me their name or email)
They were asking Berdine (click to see my previous post) about the details of her petition. When they were done chatting, “boyfriend” asked me if I was doing a photo shoot. I said no but I am photographing strangers and asked if he would you like to help me. They were in a hurry to catch up with their group but agreed, struck this pose, I pushed the shutter button once and they were off. They were so funny and cute and it had to be my most enjoyable quickie ever! Thanks guys!
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