People often ask me, Marc, how I got started in photography. I have taken to the interwebs to explain my answer... and show you some of the first photos I ever took. I was a junior in High School (2002) and everyone was getting their Senior Pictures done. Every single session looked exactly the same. Basically, they all sucked. Well, everyone who went to the same places. Those who went to Randy Bacon, my photography inspiration, got awesome photos...but my family couldn't afford Mr. Bacon.
So I took my own. And that's how it started. I shot my own senior photos on my mom's APS Film camera. Then my girlfriend at the time wanted hers done, then her friends, and so on and so on. And people actually paid me to do this! It was exciting and fun ... and that's how I got started!
I didn't even had a tripod, but who needed those? I still rarely use one. I didn't know the first thing about shutter speeds or aperture... I just shot on Program mode, set the timer, and ran to get into frame!
Good thing I've only gotten better looking with age! Hope you've enjoyed these old classics, and getting to know a little bit more about how I got started.
What was the first professional photoshoot you ever did? I'd love to hear about it!