My First Photo Shoot

Okay, so I haven't been doing photography all that long. Four years? After taking classes in high school, I didn't really get back into it until I started law school. I don't know, I guess I needed a distraction from studying? As you can probably tell, I've never really specialized, like all the how-to photo blogs tell you you have to do to get any clients or sell any prints. And maybe I would make more money if I became a photographic specialist, but that would really suck all the fun out of it. Back "then," which was about three years ago, I never really considered taking photographs of people. Until then, I had been "specializing" in the time-worn photographic subjects of the inanimate persuasion---buildings, trees, rocks---and sometimes all three at once! 

This is the story of my first photo shoot. And, like many things, it was unplanned. Rachel and I were having brunch with our good friends Priya and Stephen. I brought my camera along (a Nikon F100 loaded with Kodak Tri-X, for any who care), like I usually do, and after eating, I asked if they wouldn't mind me taking a few pictures. I didn't really know what to do, so I just kind of followed them around a bit and took a few frames. But once I developed the film and scanned the negatives in, I was hooked. From that point on, animate objects became fair game!