I was driving home yesterday - after picking up my daughter and going to Costco to get some 4x6 prints for her to cut up for an art project. I had already wrapped a long day of promo emails, delivered the final draft of an edit for a video - coming soon - and other day to day work.
Oh, and did I mention that my daughter was yelling at me incessantly from the backseat because I didn’t buy her a special treat at Costco. So to put it bluntly - I was done for the day.
I was about to turn into our neighborhood - but then saw someone on the side of the road painting one of those electrical boxes. The sun was hitting her and her painting so freakin perfectly and in between all of the yelling and crying from the backseat I thought dang - I’d love to capture her picture while she’s painting. But I knew I only had a few minutes before the sun would sit behind the buildings.
As well as, I didn’t bring any of my cameras with me and only had my iPhone. I stopped at the final light before turning into our neighborhood and had to almost yell at myself and say dude, you’re a freaking photographer - it shouldn’t matter which camera you have on you and your iPhone is fully capable and you’re gonna be pissed if you pass up this moment. So I made a U-turn and thankfully I had a chocolate protein bar in the car to bribe Paloma to sit still beside as I shot. We got out, introduced ourselves to Amber - who ended up being such a cool person and was totally down. Even though it only lasted a few moments it reinforced the idea that it doesn’t matter which camera I have on me - I need to be creative anytime I see something that’s worth capturing and sharing.
Also, as you can see from this image I love pushing the iPhone as much as possible in the same manner that I would with my dedicated cameras - with using objects - elements within reach to create effects all in camera