What do you do when you have a group of very talented photographers looking to push there creativity? You create an outlet for them! And that is how our little inspiration group evolved. Everyone in the group are former photography students of mine and I am so proud and amazed by each and every one of them.
Our first get together had a pretty boring subject. OK, it was really boring, but that was the point. We were to create interesting images out of fruits and vegetables. Sounds lame, right? Yet I was convinced we could create something amazing with them. We brainstormed and experiment and shot. Yes, many of the photos didn’t work….but a lot of them did! See, this group only had one rule, you have to participate. That’s it! I didn’t care if you used a DSLR, a GoPro, iPhone..lighting could have been natural, flash, flashlight. Whatever works. And so we played.
First up are my images.
This one was taken and edited on my iPhone .
And these were with the GoPro.
These next photos were taken by the self driven and amazingly creative Debi Wetzel. Debi started taken classes from me years ago and has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. She is not afraid to experiment and take risks. She shoots with a Canon MarkIII, a GoPro, and her trusty iPhone.
Next up is Candy Pfeifer. She started taking classes with me the same time Debi did and has become a master at shooting beautiful macros and seems to shine with the color red. I can always spot a “Candy,” she is developing a very distinct style.
Kathy Ertmoed has such a knack for seeing the abstract (in both her photos and in everyday life.)Beth Potocsnak, owner of Adore Photography in Homer Glen. Her photos always seem to have such a fun, spunky style to them.
Jody Tanty is so full of ideas, and she is not afraid to try them out either. It helps that she has her pint sized assistant helping out. Love her creativity in these.
Sue McCormack, owner of Sue McCormack Photography in Chicago. She has such a strong ability to see the FUN (and elegance) in all her photos.