According to several in the About Photography FB group, I’m not the only one who experiences this. Models will often select, as their favorite shots, something I wouldn’t have picked myself. This does happen with clients, too. Once in awhile, a subject and I will share an aesthetic sense and she’ll surprise me. A kindred artist spirit perhaps. But, more often than not, it goes the other way. I’m OK with that. Not everyone’s going to like the same things.
Sometimes, I can see exactly why someone chooses what they do, even if it wouldn’t be my choice. One member of the group, Bruce Bates, had another reason this may happen, “I suppose as a model, you’ve had a bunch of photogs shoot typical stuff and here you have an atypical pose and she’s like “yeah this one!!”Get tips, inspiration, and discounts in your inbox! Signup for our free newsletter here!