Our alarm clock went off at 3:30AM. We silently packed our gear into the car, and drove through the dark to the nearest town. We parked at the wharf and stepped out onto the dock. Dressed head-to-toe in rain gear, bags of camera equipment on our backs, and coffee in our hands, we were ready. As we boarded the boat, we took a deep breath of the salty air, looked at the sun starting to peek over the horizon, and smiled. This was our dream photo shoot, finally come to life.
What is your dream photo shoot? Have you given much thought to it lately? It might be a specific place, a person, or a subject that you’d like to document. Or maybe it’s more of a general concept. Either way, it’s something worth taking the time to ponder.
See, it took us 8 years from the time we first imagined our dream shoot, to the day when it became a reality. That’s a long wait! But, as we always say, photography is for life, and the experience was worth the journey it took to get there.
And here’s the big surprise: we made that dream happen on our own. We didn’t wait for someone to offer us the opportunity – we went ahead and created it for ourselves.
So today, I want you to take the first step towards making your own dream photo shoot happen. And that is, quite simply, to describe it. Start to give it a shape, and when you do, it is that much closer to becoming a reality for you.
Take a few minutes, and think about what your dream photo shoot would be – the kind of photographic experience that fills you with excitement and energy. Where would it happen? Who would be there? How long would you shoot? What kinds of images would you walk away with? What would you do with them?
Share Your Dream Shoot!
Now take the important step of sharing that dream in the comments below. When we make our goals public, we make a little personal commitment to them, and have a better chance of achieving them. Don’t worry, no one will judge you. We’re all here to work towards being better photographers and we all have dreams!
And then stay tuned, because we’re going to be sharing a whole lot more about our dream photo shoot, how we made it happen, and more tips on how you can make yours a reality!