Growing up I hardly ever took photos of people. Being a shy introvert I took photos of nature, machines, etc. I did however, take a few photos of people at a wedding. Overall, this helped me develop taking photos of architecture and Industrial subjects.
Recently, I’ve been taking photos of people more. My little cousin has graciously accepted being my model. I am expanding my photography skills by doing this. I am becoming less shy when I have a camera in my hands. I even take photos of my tennis partners when I waiting to play.
Not only am I doing portraits but also action photography. I’m doing everything I can to get better. I take portraits everyday now and study each shot. I need to work on my backgrounds and composition. I hate “staged” photos so I ask whatever model I use to act natural. I talk to them while I take photos. This is great experience for when I’m ever working with a paid model.