I had the honor of meeting @jeremyponcephotography yesterday while working on my computer at @bluebottle. He saw me looking at a camera online and asked if I was a photographer. Cut to an hour or so later and we had a great conversation about the craft of photography- and how to become a better portrait photographer.
He also went and pulled out his #Hasselblad - which was such a trip because that was my main camera for just under a decade. And even though I still own mine - I haven’t used it in forever. Brought back so many memories.
This has to be reason No. 485 why I love both photography and coffee shops. If I hadn’t been chillin there we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet and have a great conversation about the craft of photography - not the tech or the newest camera...(yes, there was a small amount of that) but we talked about the elements of this craft that get overlooked - far too often - online and on socials: The importance of practicing your craft DAILY! The importance of owning photo books of the master portrait photographers.
And lastly, how to be more open to your subject and how to just straight up be a better person because of your hunger to learn and meet new people and hear and capture their story through the still image.