As I have stated in the past, 2012 has been a great year for me in regards to photography. Although the winter months haven’t produced anything great as far as photographs are concerned, the shots I have taken in the past have caught the eye’s of several people in the industry, and they have asked for stories regarding the shots. Feeling that these stories are great opportunities for exposure to my brand, I have gladly obliged, and started to bang on the keyboard, offering stories behind the photos, from the perspective of a small town guy who happens to have a deep-rooted passion for photography.
One aspect of this entire venture I did not see coming was the request for an updated profile picture to go along with the submissions. As the one who is normally behind the lens, I found myself in a unique and somewhat uncomfortable position of having to have my photograph taken. Having some reservations, I found myself in front of the lens as we proceeded to photograph a simple profile picture. Mind you, these photos were not taken in a studio, nor were they taken professionally. What we learned from this, some people are better at shooting than being shot. I posted on Facebook that photographers take the worst photos, and as I expected, a few comments were left, stating that this is a weird statement. Unable to disagree, I made light of the fact that when I am the one being photographed, no matter how skilled you are, you are going to be challenged to produce a good photo. As a good friend had also stated, “VERY SCAREY PICTURE’S MR. SARGENT” !!!! This comes from the guy who took the photos, and he himself walked away from this, knowing that some people are better behind the lens, than in front of it.
We did however decide that a few of the photos would be worthy of submission, and being unable to give you the settings of the photo’s themselves. These photos were submitted as potential profile photos.
So I am asking you, what photo do you think would be better suited to represent myself?
As I can easily make fun of myself, I sit here typing, with the thought running through my head, some things unlike a fine wine don’t improve with age. Thanks John for trying!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my profile photos.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR. SARGENT IF YOU NEED HIM!
M. SARGENT PHOTOGRAPHY