An image made while wandering around the University of Richmond photographing student life. We were working this day with the U.R. Marketing department producing University “Life Style” pictures for their University website usage.
We sometimes do this kind of work with some hand picked student groups, which I have to say moves things along nicely – and having control of situations really cranks up the number of useable shots. Anyone who has had to rove around “finding” shots in an uncontrolled environment, will know what I mean.
Having a personality that can walk up to an individual or group and talk them into letting you make a shot helps. I, being an older gentleman – walking up to young women can be awkward these days, so quite often I’ll have my assistant, who is a young woman, make the first contact to “break-the-ice. I much prefer having control – however even working that way you should keep your eyes open for that “killer” shot that just appears before you!