I’ve found [photography] has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
This week I had the pleasure of assisting on a senior portrait shoot for the son of my friend and fellow photographer, Tammy. Alicia Fernandez was the lead shooter. Watching her work is magic. You can see the wheels turing as she scopes out the next shot or location. Assisting is one great way to learn new skills and to keep fresh, as it gives you a different perspective on a shoot. It’s also a great way to cut your cost, as by volunteering to assist on each other’s shoots, you eliminate the cost of hiring an assistant.
Assisting a photographer can be just as much fun as being the lead photographer. I really think taking direction from another photographer keeps you on your toes.