Her long, red hair danced in the air as she gave us a very animated presentation. Indianapolis photographer Bobbi Sheridan led our group with tips, tricks, empathy, and encouragement. Picture it in your mind. A handful or two of newbie and seasoned photographers sitting together talking industry/photographic speak and sharing stories. What could be better? I know, it must sound weird to you. But for me, there’s nothing better.
I’ll put myself in the bracket of being “seasoned”. I think I’ve earned that adjective. But there is always, always something new to learn from someone. So, we trudged off to downtown Indianapolis and followed Bobbi around like ducklings following their mother. Bobbi had arranged an engaged couple to be our models for the afternoon. Enter Leigh Ann and Andre. An adorable couple who are getting married soon. We walked from location to location in downtown Indianapolis trying out different backgrounds, different lighting scenarios, and different poses. Some ideas worked. Others didn’t. Some situations were flat out frustrating. But that’s life. And it’s always fun to experiment when there’s nothing at stake.
Thank you Bobbi, for sharing your secrets and inviting inspiring guest speakers. I walked away being reminded that the life of a photographer is not an easy one, but one I would never trade!