In order to successfully procrastinate, you will need two things - a reason and an idea. Madi and I were bored and unmotivated to do our homework one day, so we took matters into our own hands and decided to try a witch inspired photo shoot in the hobbit hole of her room. It was very dark, so I had the ISO up to high (which is scary high on my camera). We just tried some things and the best part is, we didn't have to study!
For those of you that have attended Clemson University, you've probably been to the mailroom. It looks a little run down and it's not a place that I ever wanted to spend hoards of my time. However, when you look closely at places that seem like nothing, you can find some really neat patterns and things. For example, the mailboxes are beautiful. So don't forget that you can always find something wherever you are, even if it's a less desirable place.
Have you ever had one of those days where you are motivated to something, but you have no idea what you want to do? It happens to me all the time in photography. I got a need to shoot, but don’t have any plans made to do it. Those are the days when I turn to my mom, a makeup artist, and have her pick a client to have their makeup done and get a photoshoot with me. I flip through Pinterest and find one picture that I love to start ripping into. This inspiration picture helps me find a palette, location ideas, and makeup styles that I want to use.
I tell mom what I’m going for, and she perfectly puts it into the model’s makeup. Once everything is all done with the model’s styling, we go out! Sometimes it’s as far as the backyard, other times it’s a trip downtown. Then we just do it. I do my thing and make my model feel beautiful and natural.
Things like that usually solve my problem of having a need to shoot, but not knowing what. The other times that I go out, when I have a plan, I pull inspiration from everything: Pinterest, music, life, books, my friend David, and my family pitches in ideas too. Sometimes the best ideas hit when I drive to and from home on those backroads with old houses and farms.