I went to an event hosted by @924photography for @fwcamera Foto Fest. It was at @texasharleydavidson . Keydrin had multiple stations with bikes and models, and we were allowed in in small groups to shoot. The lighting was pre-set, and before you went in, you were told the optimal settings for exposure. I had a great time, especially because I've been bugging Keydrin with questions for a while (which he has always graciously answered) so it was great to finally meet, and because it was a chance to shoot with @styledbystiles again.⠀
So as much as I enjoyed the networking, there was an odd thought that happened afterwards. Some of the other photographers posted their shots, and they look relatively the same as mine. We all had the same lighting, our camera settings were relatively set the same (I opened my aperture up from what they told me in order to get a shallower depth of field.) And the models' poses, along with our angles and lens choices, were unique. But by and large, we were all taking the same photo with minute variations. ⠀
I guess my thought is, is this really my photo? I love the maxim that a photo is a collaboration between the person in front of and behind the camera, but when I had no control over the set design, the lighting, or the model's wardrobe. In film set terms, I was an operator, and someone else was the cinematographer. Not that opping is bad, but there's less authorship over the final product than if I'd set up the whole thing myself. ⠀
Let me know what you think about the final authorship of the photo. Yes, legally this is my photo according to copyright law because I pressed the shutter, but is it really MY photo?⠀
Canon 85mm f/1.8⠀
f/2.8 - 1/125 - ISO 400⠀
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Tout premier shooting pour moi aujourd'hui réalisé avec ma copine Pauline!
Tout n'est pas parfait et j'ai encore beaucoup à apprendre pour progresser mais ce fût une super expérience!
Merci beaucoup à toi pour avoir accepté!
N'hésitez pas à me donner vos avis et vos conseils! Bonne soirée! 🌠