As I’ve made the switch to doing photography for a living, I find I can’t seem to turn it off. No matter where I go or what I’m doing, I catch myself sizing up locations and looking for places to shoot. Every day when sunset rolls around if I’m not shooting, I wish I was. While probably being mildly unhealthy, I think it’s also made me a much better photographer. It’s much easier to go into a location and find great angles to shoot from if I’m used to doing that everywhere I go anyway.
I took these shots today at my in-laws’ land. We’re planning a shoot with Leon next week to promote his music ministry. These are just test shots, but I had already taken both these frames in my head before I ever set up any gear. The more often I practice taking pictures with my mind, the easier it becomes to find the shot I want quickly.