My apologies to my regular readers for being MIA lately. It’s not that I haven’t had work, I actually have lots of pretty pictures to show you. I just took a break to find myself. You see, this business thing has gotten the best of me. I let dollar signs and lack of interest dictate my love and passion for my photography. I had to sit back an evaluate what it is that I want to do with Poetic Edge.
I get a lot of questions regarding modeling here in Charlotte, NC. I am not expert at this subject but I do know that the modeling world here is rather small. However, this should not detour you from getting out there. Hopefully you will find these tips useful.
I have photographed for over 8 years. My first camera was a Canon Powershot and I took that thing everywhere. Eventually I save enough money to purchase a Rebel XTi and my passion for photography grew. Now I have a Canon 7d with the hopes of one day owning a full frame camera with tack sharp focus. But for now, my 7D has taught me a lot. Lately I have leaned on that camera, a 50 mm lens (1.4), and natural light. The first photo in this session was made with that basic set up.
Giving isn’t just for the holidays. For those who know me, I am a giver. It is the core of my being. At one time in my life, I attended a bible school so I could travel to places such as Haiti and Africa to do humanitarian aid. I spent a good part of my 20s traveling to the mountains of Virginia to help the less fortunate, Atlanta to clothe the youth, and volunteered after school feeding the homeless in Charlotte. I even made it to Haiti where I shed a good portion of my personal belongings right there in an orphanage. Every fiber of my being hates to see people suffering.
This session was for Headbands of Hope back in the summer. I had another idea for this session but was running out of daylight hours. I was lucky to find this little field. My model was a trooper. She got all up in the unfamiliar grass and ended up getting her ankle chewed up by a random bug. She never once complained. I love this girl and wish her all the best. 🙂